There comes a time in every fur-parent’s life that a devastating decision must be made. My life must change. I can no longer watch her in pain, it would be beyond selfish.
1st Day on the job!
Big fluffy ears
To my Roary, I apologize for the last few days hoping that some magic thing would happen. While you have been on pain medication, I know you are feeling bad. I look in your eyes and there is a strange understanding there. That you know your life is ending and you are tired of feeling pain. You are ready and you need me.
Winter walk at Arbor Hills
Waiting for friends at a restaurant patio. I brought her everywhere I could.
Swimming with Emmily
Sunbathing – she loved the warm weather as much as I did. If I was outside, so was she. My sweet little shadow.
“Garage Girl” helper – she came to work with me all the time.
Guarding Mom, she took airplane rides too. We visited my Mom in Florida when she had to have a medical procedure done. Roary stood guard the whole time.
On an Art Walk. We walked many parks and paths. This was one of the coolest art walks we took, out in Frisco.
Colorado vacation – we took her on our Glamping trip to Colorado last year. She loved every minute.
It is my job to protect you with the same unconditional love you have given me for the last 14 years. I will honor that, even though my heart is breaking. I will hold you and comfort you to make your passing gentle, calm, and fear-free. The countless times you have turned my tears to joy, my loneliness to companionship, and my life to love – how do I repay you for that?
Thanksgiving – I had a tradition of spending every Thanksgiving with her. This was at Andrea & John’s where all pups are welcome!
Puppy Purse – when we would go to an art show and I knew there was a lot of walking and a ton of people, I would put her in her “Pupppy Purse”. One time I had to run into a grocery store, they thought it was a purse and no one said a word. Covert mission.
Beautiful Baby – this is one of her puppy pictures.
Princess – not sure she loved the TuTu but, she sure was cute in it.
Pouty Puppy – she had such a sweet face.
Playing with Bear – she loved her Bear.
1st Pee in the snow – this is the first time she saw snow. Of course, she relieved herself on it.
We had a few days together and I spent this time celebrating our lives. I am holding you tighter, carrying you everywhere, and smelling you every chance I get. We visit your favorite places one last time; Home Depot, Pet Smart, and anyplace I can bring you with me – you are smiling and loving every minute!
Paddle Boarding – we went paddle boarding many times. I had water for her and a life jacket. Later I had a visor for her too. Skills – she really loved it. We would pull up in the parking lot and she would start barking to go!
I will miss your soft, warm little body snuggled up next to me in bed. All the lovely little cuddles, tricks, and kisses you have given are so close to my heart. I will so badly miss your bossy attitude when “Walk Time” comes around, how much you loved that and how important it was to your day. You walked me almost every day, keeping us both healthy and full of energy.
Always watching me – she would lay on the bed and watch me get ready for work every morning.
Being silly with her wonky ear. I loved her wonky ear. Super cute!
Easter at Karen’s. Always my Princess.
You got to eat bacon and scrambled eggs (your favorite food in the universe) and quickly scarfed it down. Then, snorted at me to refill your bowl. You make me laugh and touch my heart once again!
I wish you could help me through this one. It is your turn for me to rescue you one last time because you have rescued me every single day of your life. I will so desperately miss you my sweet little girl. Thank you for bringing so very much joy to my life.