Vale Soldier. I'm sorry that the people who hurt you could not see your friendly nature and optimistic spirit. I'm sorry that all we could do is put them in jail. I'm sorry that your shattered hip cannot be mended. I'm sorry the love, hope and forgiveness that you gave so freely could not be returned by the people around you.
I'm sorry we humans banned your breed and made you illegal to re-home. I'm sorry our plan to label you as something else came unstuck by your injuries. I'm sorry I could do nothing to help you except to hold your head and stroke you when the time came.
I hope you make it swiftly to the Rainbow bridge and that you died knowing that you were loved at long last.
We give dogs the time we can spare, the space we can spare, and the love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal mankind has ever made. M Facklam