Good Girl

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GOOD GIRL

“There’s not much more I can do.” The snap of his latex gloves emphasizes his conclusion.

Her brown eyes, cloudy and sad, tell me it’s okay to let her go.

“We’ve had a good run,” she seems to say, “but I’m tired.” Her tail thumps the stainless steel table counting down the seconds of her life.

How do I say goodbye? How do I let her go? I’m selfish, I know that.

“Come on, girl, let’s go for a walk.”

I help her to the floor. Her toenails click on the linoleum. One last walk to say goodbye.

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Beloved

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About angelallindseth

Putting the finishing touches on The Contraption, a dystopian novel dealing with conversion therapy and social inequality. It's The Handmaid's Tale meets Divergent.
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20 Responses to Good Girl

  1. Ry Summers says:

    Awww. This brings back memories. :”(

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  2. You brought tears to my eyes. She looks like she was a sweet girl. Big hugs.

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  4. All dogs 🐕 go to heaven

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  5. Touchstone says:

    I absolutely love beagles!

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  6. Dear, sweet Good Girl. Sorry for your loss. I know the grief never really ends, but the bright and beautiful memories are exceedingly precious.

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