August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015
In Memory of My Little Girl, Harley

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you are having a better week than I am this week. Dab the AIDS Bear is still of with the Army.

This past Saturday was one of the worst days in my life. My fifteen year old miniature schnauzer, Harley, had a stroke and I had to rush her to the hospital. Unfortunately, the vet told me there was nothing they could do. She was paralyzed on her left side, had another blood clot on her lung and was in pain.

The vet said she would be in pain and have no quality of life. So I had to do one of the hardest things I've ever had to do and let her go in peace. I held her, stroked her fur and told her how much I loved her as she took her last breathes while crying like a baby. Took forever for the doctor to let him take her away from me. Hopefully will have her ashes back in the next week.

To my wonderful loving Harley... Daddy will always love you and misses you already more than words can say. I look forward to when we are together again. Having our ashes mixed together and spread at the AIDS Memorial in San Francisco when my times comes.

I'm going to need a few days to deal with the grief and depression I'm feeling right now. Harley had been my constant companion for over 15 years. She had seen me through a stoke, cancer and many years with my battle with HIV and AIDS.

Wishing all of you a beary great week.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab