If I had ever met an angel, Buck was certainly one of them. Whenever I was with him, I felt included in an enormous space of love, loyalty, acceptance and grace. |
Buck grew from being an active puppy, to an empathic adult who protected babies, soothed hurt feelings, and who played as if there were no tommorow. He filled an enormous happy loving place in all of our lives. Then, all too soon, and without warning, he left us. Maybe God needed him elsewhere. Maybe he had completed his purpose with us. We will never know. The secret is with Buck, now. He left so quickly.
Although that space is now empty of his magnificent physical presence, Buck's love, huge heart and magnimous spirit will stay with us forever. We will always remember him in love, and in our sweet sojourns through our memories of those happy years Buck was a part of our lives. I learned so much from this individual - patience, kindness, empathy, purpose, love and fun. Buck acted with great purpose as he nurtured his family, teaching us all a little bit more about unconditional love, acceptance and loyalty, every single day throughout his 9 and a half years.
The pain of his leaving has moved in to stay for awhile. I know my life will never be the same, and, in honor of Buck, I will go on with his memory firmly planted in my heart forever. The babysitting will continue without him. The birthday parties will come and go. Another generation will grow up in his absence. As for me, I will always remember those warm happy greetings, that always made me feel loved and adored, accepted and honored.
Godspeed my Buck, my love. May you always have a green hillside where you and Lupine can play, and forever chase that old green tennis ball I know you finally found.