My Dear Tommy,
I arrived home tonight from the Veterinarian's office where I have left you. As I walked from my car to the front door I found myself looking to the empty window seal where you would normally be waiting patiently for me to come home.
I knew how very special you were fourteen years ago when I found you at my back door and decided to bring you in. I remember promising to find you a good home. I posted your picture on a pet adoption website but two weeks later when someone contacted me and wanted to adopt you, I just could not let you go.
You have been right by my side all these years and now I am having to make that same decision all over again. I am afraid that this time I am going to have to answer differently. This time I am going to have to let you go. This time I am going to have to put you first. This time I have to say goodbye.
I hope you know how much I love you Tommy and what a whole there will be in my heart when your are gone.
It is time for you to rest buddy. Don't be afraid now. I am here with you. I will hold you close until you are at peace.
Now I lay you down to sleep. I pray the Lord your soul to keep.
I Love You