Ava, you tugged at my heart strings the first time I saw you and picked you over your brothers and sisters. That little face and eyes chose me first and it was all over from there on. Sometimes I thought you assumed your ears were for flying. You would jump and land in my lap as light as a feather. Your best friend, Bristol, welcomed you when you came home. You two had sleep overs and how funny you were when she taught you how to catch a frisbee that was bigger than you, so you had to learn how to carry it high so you didn't tumble into it. You kept the back yard free of cats, birds and squirrels.|
There are so many human people that will miss you. Auntie Roberta was there with me to tell you good bye. PK will miss seeing your little head above the bottom of the screen door and crying to get to run to him for your peanut butter treat. DeeOhGee and Murphy will miss how you annoyed them when we visited. Allison, Clara, Jennifer, Lezlie, Cora, Graden, Nash, Lynn, Gail and even Uncle Larry.
The two short years we had are so special. You fit in my desk draw at work. Even though I said you would not sleep with me, you wormed your way under the blankets and deeper into my heart. I never had a dog talk to me like you did, and funny how I always knew what you were trying to tell me. Usually that you wanted a peanut butter treat.
My heart hurts for having to say "good-bye", but the happy memories will stitch it back together and I will smile again.
Bless you, my sweet Ava, for sharing your life with me. I will always love you.