Jewel was the sweetest cocker spaniel you could ever meet. Maybe even the sweetest dog in the world. She was all black, except for the tan spots above her eyes and the tan on her chest. When I was born eleven years ago, she was there the day I came home from the hospital. I don't remember, but I'm sure I loved her from the moment I first layed eyes on her.
My parents told me you got sprayed by a skunk one time. They said they gave you a tomato juice bath and had to tie socks around their faces to keep the stink out. I remember putting you in diapers and tutus and my mother holding me on your back like I was a cow-girl.
I remeber telling you to shut up or to go lay down, but I wish I hadn't. I wish I would have spent every single second with you and your barky snout. I often find myself hearing you panting the way you did the day you left this world to go to another.
You had two litters of great puppies with another great dog. You didn't really like them at first, but them you warmed up to them. You started panting on the fourth of July. I tried to give you a cold bath and that didn't work. So I tried to get you to go to sleep but that didn't happen because you just panted too much.
So I cried through most of the night hoping and praying that every thing would be fine in the morning, but I wasn't. So my mom called the vet and had her euthanized. The dumb lady wouldn't let us stay in the room. And that was it. She was in a better place. I will always love her. She was my best friend.
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