God summoned a beast from the field and he said, "Behold Man, created in my own image. Therefore, adore him.
You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his flocks, watch over his children, accompany him wherever he may go…even unto civilization.
You shall be his companion, his ally, his slave. "To do these things" God said, "I endow you with these instincts uncommon to other beasts: Faithfulness, Devotion, and understanding surpassing those of man himself.
Lest it impair your courage, you shall never foresee your death. Lest it impair your loyalty, you shall be blind to the faults of man. Lest it impair your understanding, you are denied the power of words.
Let no fault of language cleave an accord beyond that of man with any other beast or even man with man.
Speak to your master only with your mind and through your honest eyes. Walk by his side, sleep in his doorway, forage for him, ward off his enemies, carry his burdens, share his afflictions, love him and comfort him.
And in return for this, man will fulfill your needs which shall be only food, shelter, and affection. So be silent and be a friend to man. Guide him through the perils along the way to the land that I have promised him. This shall be your destiny and your immortality. So sayeth the Lord. And the dog heard and was content.
After dog understood... then GOD turned to man and said, "Behold, this is your partner. You shall worship him as he worships you.
It is your duty to be kind to this gentle beast and know that in his mute way, he loves you. Your purpose is to care for him, through youth and age, until he can serve no more.
Understand that your final act of love will take courage. Spare your partner any pain. Save his dignity.
Know that he will never lie to you, he will always understand you and that his love will be blind. You are commanded to use him in service to mankind. I have placed him here as a guardian angel for you, to watch over you and care for you. He is from heaven, therefore divine.
Let his character speak to your heart and be the example for you to follow. He shall fulfill your inequities. He shall be everything humanity strives to be: Honest, Loyal, Kind in Heart, and Strong in Spirit.
Therefore, you shall call him PARTNER and best friend
I have lost a few dog through the years and it has never been easy, I am sorry for your loss, this always makes me feel sad and happy at once if that makes any sense at all, death is not always a bad thing.