Dear Hektor, We grew up together and had many happy times along the way, you were very big for a german shepherd and had unique ears! one stood up and one always stayed down…
You loved to sit out in the yard watching out of the gate for hours but when it got to cold you would climb up on your chair at the window to look out while keeping cosy instead..
I remember all our christmas’s together you had a habit of sitting on all the tree lights while we were untangling them and then breaking them all..and stealing tinsel…
Your bark was so different for such a big dog it was very high pitched and you would always do this yapping type bark everytime we played or when you played with your sister Elsa..
she always won!.. We all noticed you seemed to be a sickly dog but could never find out why so we just thought you were more sensitive than your sister..
One day not long before your tenth birthday everybody was up early and you were all happy and playing as usual nothing seemed any different..
later on that evening you seemed a little tired but still nothing strange, then i when i was upstairs in my room i heard my brother calling everybody down, he sounded scared..
Once i got downstairs you were just laid on the floor trying to hold your head up, your were so cold and dazed i was crying so badly we all were, we knew you were very sick but did not know why..
everybody was running round trying to help and calling other family members to come and see you before you went to the vets..sadly not everybody got home in time..
I tried to talk to you tried to get you to look at me but your eyes were cloudy you just could not look up at me it was so heartbreaking i felt so helpless.. It came to the last few minutes with you i had to say goodbye, i told you how much i love you that your a good boy.. i held you and stroked you i hope you heard me and felt me..
I watched you walk out past your chair by the window out through your place in the yard and into the darkness..i will never forget those moments we all just watched as mum and dad walked side by side with you..
I expected a phonecall in that next hour to say you would be okay that you just needed medication but deep inside i knew you were not coming back..
the call came to tell us you had to be helped out of your suffering,i just ran out of the room in shock i did not know where to go or what to do i just wanted to scream..
Im so sorry i could not do more for you im so sorry i could not come with you to say goodbye, i felt you around the home over those next few days we all did..
Elsa missed you but we could tell she knew you had gone to Rainbow Bridge, we would watch her looking at where you used to lie and sit, she had big eyes as though she was actually looking at you..we knew she really was..
On the day of your cremation we knew exactly when it was happening because a lovely smell of fresh roses went all round the house and we even felt a breeze as the scent entered each room, it was you Hektor come to tell us you were okay and free with no suffering, your heart was perfect again..
Thankyou so much for that sign, and once the time was confirmed it was even more warming for us because it matched perfectly..
Thankyou for being part of my life Thankyou for being the best brother ever Thankyou for just being you.. I know you waited for Elsa when she came to you at Rainbow Bridge and also for Beautie to..
and all our animals no matter how small or big..
I love you always and forever Hektor, one day we will meet again but until then be free be happy and you bark high as much as you like my special brother…
All my love,hugs,kisses and tickles, Yor sister Katie xxxxx