My Dog Maya

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Saying goodbye to my companion for the last 7 years. Last week I said goodbye to my dog, Maya - my companion and a lady. Maya was 14 years of age, a respectable age for a dog. The last year was not an easy one for her, getting old and all the difficulties and discomforts coming with it.

Maya came to me 7 years ago. She was already 6 years old, from a guy I rented a house from who was taking care of her for his brother, a junkie who went to kick-off in Thailand and decided to stay there. The guy was not really enthusiastic about becoming a full time dog owner, and since I really liked Maya from the first moment, I decided to adopt her.

Since then, we went through a lot together – moving houses, friends coming and going, good times and less good times…

And now we say goodbye.

Wherever you are now, I hope there are tons of balls there, and someone to throw them for you…

written by paramir on 2011-05-16 in #lifestyle #farewell #in-memory #maya #old #personal #dog

8 Comments

  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I really, really know how you feel... I hope Maya and Nabis are playing together. (:
    www.lomography.com/homes/saidseni/blog/4372-my-nabis-is-gone

  2. anyasf
    anyasf ·

    so sad... got teary eyes while reading this..

  3. jwhoa19
    jwhoa19 ·

    I know how you feel. I lost my first dog just before my 21st bday. She was about to turn 15. I don't think I had ever loved something so much. I'm sorry for your loss.

  4. vanillancookines
    vanillancookines ·

    so sorry to hear that :( she looks lovely in your photos(L) i have two dogs and can't image how much must hurt to see them leaving... strenght, my friend!
    in memory of Maya i've made a translation of your article in order to have it in the spanish site xxx

  5. andrea_gail
    andrea_gail ·

    it was tough for me when i lost my pet dog of 11 years. but as they say, all dogs go to heaven so just think that maya is somewhere special.

  6. paramir
    paramir ·

    thank you very much guys. I sent this in a year ago, and thought it will never be published... so, now it is just in time for a year memorial. It is great to see Maya again, and great to get your lomolove people! thank you.

  7. mari1029
    mari1029 ·

    awww, that's beautiful

  8. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Your story brings tears in my eyes. I fully understand your sorrow because our beloved dog ChouChou passed last August. Although it's been almost a year, he still often visit me in my dreams. Well, we have to face it and hope the best for your Maya and my ChouChou...

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