Archie was the most special dog we ever could've asked for. He was a best friend and a brother to Molly from when she was 7 years old, Bobby from when he was 3 years old and Tilly from before she was even born, as well as a furbaby son to Debbie and Robert. Archie entered our lives in 2007 at 8 weeks of age and he filled us with joy, laughter and at the end, sadness, but this sadness is a reminder of all that we had. Our memories of Dogs Hill, the woods, the lake and his beloved van will last a lifetime. Archie will always be in our minds and our hearts, this will never change. He was physically in our lives for 12 and a half years but he will mentally be with us forever. He has laid with us as we've laughed, cried, been unwell, been happy, been through losses and through a gains, however the time we needed him most was when he was no longer here, the upset we felt upon losing our best friend was a pain that only he ever knew how to fix. Archie's memory lives on in our minds, our hearts and in our other dogs, Betsy and Louis, who knew and loved him, he also has a new baby brother now called Ernie who I'm sure he'd have adored, he reminds us very much of Archie, however he will never be replaced as he is the exact meaning of the phrase "One of a kind", there will never be another Archie and this is why we feel so blessed to be the ones he chose to spend his life with, it was the greatest honour any of us will have. The only thing Archie loved more than his family was food, which is why he stole our Christmas beef from the kitchen back in 2015 and ran to the garden with it, these are all fun memories to look back on and I hope he's getting infinite amounts of food up there because he truly deserves it.|
Archie, rest well our angel, we think of you every second of every day and that will remain forever.
We love you so much,
Your mum Debbie, your dad Robert, your big sister Molly, your big brother Bobby, your little sister Tilly, your little sister Betsy, your little brother Louis and your little brother Ernie. XxX
26/08/2020 - Archie, today is your 13th birthday and its also your first birthday in heaven. Usually, by this point, we'd have your presents wrapped, your card would be written out and we'd be preparing to give them to you, you'd also be waiting impatiently for your piece of birthday steak. Nothing feels right without you, especially not your birthday, I wish I could cuddle you and tell you how grateful I am that you're spending another year with us. We miss you all so much and we love you more than words could ever explain. Please stay by us always. Happy 13th Birthday our boy.