You were one of my family’s best friend; a fuzzy warm body in a little girl’s bed that would listen to her endless talking, a companion for a little boy as he watched scary movies, and friend when we came home from a bad day. You were always happy to see us with a wag of your tail and wet lick. You were always there to help clean up the little messes from dinner or accidents in the kitchen.
Yes you had gas (horrific gas that would clear the room), yes you were allergic to people (seriously), cats (of which we had 2), trees, grasses and dust mites, but you were our friend and companion and never complained. Thank you for the countless hours on the floor playing with Ruby as life ran by. I’m looking through pictures and I can’t believe how many there are of you two hanging out, playing and running together (god this is going to be hard to do).
You had a rough road in life with all of the allergies, crazy food problems and seizures. We did all we could to make it a good one, a comfortable one, full of playing and love. I spent many nights sleeping on the floor with you when you were a puppy in the crate, holding you while you had your seizures, and helping the children learn that “tails aren’t for pulling”. You were the best dog ever, crazy obedient with my stupid human rules, ever so patient with the children as they pulled, pushed, rode and rolled with you and you even put up with that ahole cat. We knew this day was coming but you never really are prepared. Perhaps we just hoped they were wrong and you would grow out of it and things would be better.
Tonight I/we have to break 2 little hearts (and try to hold ours together) as I/we inform them you’ve gone to a better place; a place where there is no itching, no seizures, no injections; an endless river to swim in and an open field to run in. We’ll have little ones sleeping in our bed (or at least starting there), lots of tears and hugs as we tell silly stories about you. Five years is too soon for you to go, but we know it’s better for you.
In the end I’m glad you were in our lives and I am very thankful I was there for you. Namaste my dear friend, I love you.
Forever in our hearts and never forgotten.