Saturday, August 28, 2010
It Still Hurts
One of the last pictures of Henley I have. If you notice, he's not putting much weight on his left rear leg. When you know what to look for, you can see that the "hock" is enlarged. That's where the cancer was. The bones of his leg were riddled with cancer to such a point that he could have stepped wrong at any point and broken it. We didn't know the extent of the danger at this point. But when the vet showed us the X-rays... we made the painful decision to put him to sleep.One of the hardest things we have ever done, but we couldn't bear the thought of him in that pain.
Lord knows we miss him. It hurts. We'd give almost anything to have him back.
But I believe God gave us Henley and that He is even now in God's care. The Bible says that the soul of every creature is in God's hand. (Job 10:12) One day, my hope is to feel that velvet nose nudging my hand, and that great big body leaning against me. It'll make heaven even more special.
Until then, we have two great Airedale pups to love and be loved by, and we WILL have another Great Dane. But it still hurts.