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Mylie Davis


“We have no other option dear. She needs it to be done.”

Mr. Davis had come home early from his office. Alice, their twelve year old daughter was still at school. He and his wife Anita were sitting at the kitchen table. These were some uneasy moments.

“I am still not sure how is she going to take it. She is so small and innocent to experience such a thing so early in her life,” said Anita with an evident concern in her voice.

“It is upto us to decide. Things are not going to get better. It is too early for her to see the suffering too,” Mr. Davis had the same concern. “This would be difficult for her and we have to be there with the answers.”

 “I wish there was some another way. Why has been God so cruel to her,” Anita was crying now.

Mr. Davis took her hands in his. “She lived a good life. She would always be the glowing soul wherever she would go. She has been a family. She would always be.”

Mr. Davis went out with her. He insisted Anita stayed behind. The moment their car was out of sight round the corner – Anita broke down.

The sound of the school bus stopping in front of their house felt like missing a heartbeat today. Mr. Davis and Anita were uncomfortably sitting on the sofa. They greeted her with uneasy welcoming smiles.

“Where is Mylie ?” was the first and only thing Alice asked.

Mylie, the fifteen year old female Labrador of the Davis family was medically put to sleep today.




  1. September 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

    You had me wondering!

    • September 26, 2012 at 10:27 am

      That was the aim !

      • September 27, 2012 at 5:21 am

        Did you know that “sin” is translated from an archery term that means missed the mark?

        So, you have not sinned. ; )

      • September 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

        Some food for thought there for me ! Thank you !

      • October 6, 2012 at 5:49 am

        are you hungry again, yet?

      • October 6, 2012 at 6:25 am

        Yeah !
        No matter what you are feeding ! 😉

      • October 6, 2012 at 6:25 am

        : D !!!

      • October 6, 2012 at 6:29 am

        😉 🙂

  2. September 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I had guessed! now I know your tricks and trend! still enjoyed..

  3. Jas
    September 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Beautifully written and the build up was also very nice.

    • September 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Thank you ma’am !

  4. September 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The Story Teller.

  5. September 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Heart breaking. I have done this with much loved animals in the past but would not do it again. As a nurse and paramedic, I witnessed many people suffer that I thought deserved assistance in dying, but I have changed my mind about this whole issue. Well written, even if the story did not end happily ever after. hugs,pat

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Its never easy…be it a person or a loved pet. But somethings must be done even after knowing the guilt.

  6. September 27, 2012 at 12:24 am

    You had me out of breath by the end. You are indeed a story teller.

    • September 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Thank you…mission accomplished !

      • September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm


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