30/09/98 – 05/01/09
Klaus, a longhaired German Shepherd, chose me when he was 10 days old in 1998 from a reputable breeder down The Great Ocean Road in Victoria.
After ten years, on Monday 5th January, 2009 the heart-breaking decision came to euthanise Klaus due to his chronic kidney failure diagnosed two weeks before. I feel blessed with the gift of time, spending every minute of the final two weeks with Klaus enjoying all the things he loved doing so much (as he paradoxically felt better than he had in months on his palliative medication).
It was a very peaceful and beautiful procedure with Klaus passing away in my arms and looking into my eyes with great love at the final moment. I know he is in a better place now, running free like a puppy along Fairhaven Beach, with no pain at all.
Klaus, you were my most special, wonderful baby, loving best friend and ‘mythical’ beast for over ten years. You will always be the Prince of the Golden, Golden Frogs. I will love and miss you every single day, my beautiful Klaus. It has been an absolute honour and a privilege to be your mother. I thank you for giving me so much and for staying with me for so long. Until we meet again, my big beautiful Angel. You are always in my heart. Goodbye my baby boy. All my love, Skye xx.
Perth, Western Australia.