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Take Her Gently

Dear Heavenly Father,

I try not to ask for much, for I feel so unworthy, but I am making an exception to my self-imposed rule and reaching out to you now.

Our sweet Aubie is struggling.

You, who give life to everything, know this.

We were blessed that Aubie perked up and started doing better a few weeks ago; however, for whatever reason, she’s begun to decline rapidly in recent days.

You know how we feel as she stands around, uncertain about what she’s supposed to do…is she supposed to go potty, drink water, eat, or lay down.

This sweet girl, who was once so alert, doesn’t hear the car pull into the garage or our whispered affirmations of love that we speak right into her ear.

She’s unhappy, this we know, but she does, at times, wag her tail, which is her way of telling us that she loves us and sees our efforts to keep her comfortable.

Father, the Mr. and I refuse to end her suffering, so I am asking that You take her gently.

We don’t want her to go, but if it’s time, please don’t let her suffer needlessly.

All we ask is that, while it may be painful to witness, that we are with our sweet girl when you take her.

Please allow us to comfort her in her last moments.

Most of all, please take the decision out of our hands.

We are not cowards.

We simply feel that it is You who gives life, and You who can allow it to end.

Thank you for allowing us the privilege of being her human parents.


The Mr. and AuburnChick

6 Responses

  1. Oh, my goodness…this just breaks my heart! I am so sorry that you’re having to go through this with your precious fur baby. She looks so sweet lying there. I ask that God with provide you all with comfort and peace, now, and in the coming days. May God’s will be done. Hugs!

  2. Awww. I’m so sorry. It’s such a difficult decision, and it’s so hard to let them go. {{hugs}}

  3. I am sorry friend.

  4. Its the hardest part of having pets that get in our hearts so deeply. Our 4 are all old & we see Buffy going downhill soon & its already a tug at tears. I’m so sorry… What a beautiful prayer. I truly believe God loves our animals – they are also His creation – so I too pray that God be kind to your Aubie… & that he gives you all courage & strength to get through this.

  5. I am so sorry for your pain. I know our dog is truly a part of our family and I can tell from your prayer, that yours is too. I pray God will answer your sweet prayer in His tender mercy.

  6. I love the love you have for all your dogs. I enjoy your frequent pics you post and I’m sorry that poor Aubie is struggling. (((((hugs!)))))

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