Do you have a faithful friend? A protector who stands by you and watches over you? Maybe one with four legs versus the standard two?
Our family was blessed for 9 years to have a faithful friend to love and protect us. We rescued her (maybe she rescued us!) back in 2002 and quickly became the center of our growing family. To meet her was to love her…even the non-puppy people loved her!
She always knew the exact time to come over with a little nudge if you were sad. Always ready for a cuddle in the evening or early morning.
She would pretend she wasn’t interested in our kids but then would plant herself outside of their bedrooms doors all night…just in case.
In April, we learned our beloved puppy (my first “born”) was sick. Cancer the doctor said. We said, “what can we do?” Medicines were prescribed, a change in food occurred and things seemed to be maintaining. Sadly, no improvement but maintaining meant more time with her. More time for cuddles, belly rubs and hugs
Saturday, the day we knew was inevitable but kept hoping would come one week…or even one day…later came. We had to say goodbye to our faithful companion…a family member we’d loved for 9 years.
Saturday and each day since has been a day filled with tears and sadness. We know she is in a place where she is no longer sick and can run and play freely. But the hurt and void in our family still exists.
Goodbye my faithful and loving companion, Honey…we will never forget you and your place in our family!
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