I don't know where to begin. This little dog came into my life in 1995. She started out with my brother, who found her as a stray. He's not really a pet-person, but could not leave her wandering the streets. I would pick her up on weekends for "visitation", and one weekend my brother asked if I wanted to take her permanently. Of course, I said yes!|
I don't have any particular memory that stands out; she just was always there for me no matter what kind of day I had. Dogs are such a joy because they do not judge, criticize, or discriminate. They use us to get what they want, but they are so honest about it that it is humbling.
I miss her so much. The companionship she gave was the greatest gift I could ever ask for, and holding her head while our vet eased her suffering was my final loving gift to her.
3/18/2008 Thank you to all who have sent cards and notes; I am grateful that people care. My husband had to take a job in Illinois (I am in the Detroit area). I am leaving to drive over there today. I am standing under a silent downpour of grief and memories, and I cannot bear to be alone right now. Space, Rest In Peace little one. You are forever in my mind and heart.
3/21/2008 As I was driving home, I was listening to some old tunes, and one in particular stood out. I especially like the following part:
Casey, for some reason this song reminds me of you, and our wonderful relationship together. Be at peace, my sweet girl.
3/24/2008 We went and let some balloons go at your favorite place yesterday. As we watched them soar away, I felt a little better, and I think that's where your spirit is -- in the sky, and on the wind. It's been a bad week and we miss you, but you're forever in our hearts. Mom and Uncle Bri.
3/30/2008 Space, you've been gone two weeks today. Sunday mornings are very difficult for us, but in time, our tears will become smiles. I am a better person because of you, and it was an honor and privilege to have you in my life. We miss you and love you more than words can express. I think even Beaglejuice misses you; he slept right next to your bed last night. Mom and Uncle Bri.
4/2/2008 Space, I had to go grocery shopping today. It was the first time since you died. As I was leaving, I looked down, and there was a shiny penny on the floor. The date was 1996, the year you came to live with me permanently from Uncle Dan's house. We got the full year, since you came in early January. I somehow feel that you sent this to let me know you're okay. I love you, and miss you, man. Mom
4/6/2008 You've been gone 3 weeks today. Uncle Bri and I are learning to live without you, but it's hard. It was especially difficult working outside in the yard, because you loved being outside with us. We walk through the house, and it's hard to look at your favorite spots, and you're not curled up asleep. We took Beaglejuice for a walk at the hatchery today. It wasn't the same without you, but you walked with us in spirit. We miss you and love you. Mom and Uncle Bri.
4/13/2008 Space, it has been 4 weeks since you died. Sometimes I wonder if this will get easier; we miss you so much. Mom and Uncle Bri.
4/20/2008 Space, it's been 5 weeks today since you died. We were out working in the yard today, and talking about how you loved to be outside with us. It was so different without your physical presence, but you're always in our hearts. We miss you, and your gentle ways. Love you, man! Mom and Uncle Bri.
4/27/2008 It's been a bad day. You died on a Sunday, six weeks ago, so this is always a difficult day of the week. Uncle Bri wasn't able to make it home this weekend, so it's been lonely without you both here. Sometimes Beaglejuice sleeps next to your bed. I wonder if he's trying to get closer to you. Space, we love you, and miss you so much. Mom and Uncle Bri.
5/4/2008 Space, you've been gone seven weeks today. It seems like forever, but at the same time, it seems like only yesterday. You left such a mark on our hearts, it feels like forever, but the pain makes it feel like you left us yesterday. We can only hope that you are free of pain, and romping happily like you used to in days gone by. Please wait for us. We miss you, and love you very much. Mom and Uncle Bri.
5/11/2008 It's Mother's Day, Space. Grandma Clark is worried about me; I'm so sad without you. I know you would want me to be happy, but Uncle Bri and I are having a hard time. We know that we will get through this; we just need time to heal. We were blessed to have you in our lives, and thank you for your wonderful companionship, and unconditional love. Be at peace, little ratter dog! Love, Mom and Uncle Bri.
5/18/2008 Space, you've been gone nine weeks today. I'm told that it will get easier, and we're trying to be patient, but we miss you so much. You were such a good girl, and brought so much joy into our lives. We love you, man! Mom and Uncle Bri.
5/25/2008 Space, it's been ten weeks since you've been gone. Uncle Bri and I worked in the garden today, and talked about you a lot. We miss your physical presence so much, but we were able to laugh at the memories of the funny things you used to do. It is still so different without you here, but we are trying to heal from this horrible pain. I suppose the pain is equal to the love we shared with you. Be at peace, our sweet angel. Love, Mom and Uncle Bri.
6/1/2008 It's June now, Space, and you've been gone 11 weeks now. Uncle Bri and I are still grieving; I suppose we will be for awhile. We hope you know how much we love you, and the immeasurable joy you brought into our lives. You were such a good girl, and we miss you terribly. Love, Mom and Uncle Bri.
6/16/2008 Space, sorry I haven't written in a couple weeks. Our computer broke again, but we have a new one now. Uncle Bri and I talk about you a lot; the funny things you used to do, and how much we miss you and your gentle ways. We wish you could come back to us, but we know that isn't possible. We decided to save the life of another little doggie like you. I think you would like Bubba; he's a rat terrier, and very sweet. In some ways, he reminds me of you when you were young. I think you would be glad that we saved him; he was scheduled to be put to sleep, and some nice people got him, but couldn't keep him forever, so we adopted him. Space, he will never take your place, but we have enough love in our hearts for another doggie. You will always be our favorite little lover dog, and we miss you terribly. Love, Mom and Uncle Bri.
6/22/2008 Space, you've been gone 14 weeks today. Everywhere I look, I see memories of your gentle soul - the places in the grass where you liked to roll, the peony bushes you rubbed against, and the spot on the driveway where you liked to lay. The lillies are getting ready to bloom; they especially remind me of you and how you used to like to burrow in the plants. The pain of losing you is still so vivid in my mind. We love you, and thank you for giving us almost 14 wonderful years of love, companionship, and loyalty. We miss you so . . . Mom and Uncle Bri.
7/6/2008 Space, it's been 16 weeks today. I made a mistake on your candlelight tribute; I'm sorry. Your lillies are blooming, and they remind us of you, and how you used to burrow in them. I wish you could come back to us, but I know that isn't possible. We miss you, and love you little ratter dog! Bubba is doing well, and Beaglejuice had to go to the doggie doctor and get some medicine for his anxiety. Remember, they have not taken your place in our hearts; you are our favorite "Old Gray Mare", and always will be. Love, Mom and Uncle Bri.
7/19/2008 Space, it's been a bad week. The 4-month anniversary of your death has been very difficult for us, especially me. Losing you has been the hardest thing I've ever had to get through. I guess it's true that our capacity to feel pain is equal to our capacity to feel joy. If I didn't love you so much, it wouldn't hurt so bad. I hope you are safe in God's loving kingdom now, and are waiting for us. We love you and miss you, frosting face! Mom and Uncle Bri.
8/3/2008 Space, it's been another bad week. I can't seem to get past this point. We miss you so much. Bubba and Buddy are doing okay, but I still wish you were here; things just aren't the same, and I suppose they never will be. You were in a class by yourself. We love you, little ratter dog! Mom and Uncle Bri.
8/11/2008 I've been thinking about you so much lately. It's been almost 5 months, and it sometimes seems like only yesterday that you died. I'm so sorry that I had to take your life, but I knew you were so sick, and it was the only way left to ease your pain. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, and I still second-guess my decision. Uncle Bri and I could not bear to watch you suffer anymore, and our decision was purely out of our love for you. We will miss your love and companionship for years to come. We love you, frosting face! Mom and Uncle Bri.
8/20/2008 Space, Beaglejuice has cancer, and will be joining you soon. Please show him around and get him settled in. I am too numb right now to deal with this after having lost you so recently. I'm hoping he can stay for awhile longer; he seems to be doing well at the moment, but that can change quickly. We will enjoy and love him for whatever time we have left. He is our last physical tie to you. We love you, man! Mom and Uncle Bri.
9/1/2008 Space, it's getting close to autumn now; my favorite season, but I won't enjoy its beauty as much this year without you. I will especially miss you as my shrinkwrap helper, and the customers will ask about you too. I hope you are well now, and playing with Barron and Dollar, and your new friends at the Rainbow Bridge. Beaglejuice is doing pretty good, and Bubba is too; he reminds me so much of you when you were very young. Uncle Bri and I love you very much, and we miss you lots!
9/11/2008 Space, today is a special day of remembrance. We will pray for all of those who lost their lives 7 years ago, and the people and pets they left behind. We're also forever thankful to the people and service dogs who worked tirelessly to find the victims of that horrible day. We feel your loss especially heavy today. We love you, and miss you very much. Mom and Uncle Bri.
10/9/2008 Space, I'm sorry I haven't written in awhile, but you're in my thoughts always. As I've told you before, autumn is my favorite time of the year, but it's not the same without you. It's especially hard for me with Uncle Bri being in another state. Beaglejuice and Bubba are here with me, but you were my special girl, and I miss you so much. I love you, man! Mom
11/8/2008 Space, I miss you, man! The days have grown very chilly, and I'm in the house more now. I so miss our 'cuddle time' on the couch, and all the things we used to do together. You touched and changed my life in such a profound way. I learned many things from our years together, and I will always be grateful to you for those lessons you taught me. I love you forever, booger breath! Mom
11/27/2008 Space, it's Thanksgiving today. I have a lot to be thankful for, but it's hard not having you here after so many years together. Christmastime will be very difficult, but I'm hoping all the good memories of you will help me through it. As usual, I will be working today. I wish you were here to ride shotgun, but I'll have to take Beaglejuice instead. I miss you terribly, and love you lots! Mom
12/6/2008 Space, it's winter now, so I changed the season on your residency. It was with a heavy heart that I put up the Christmas tree today; it was a sad time because you were here to watch last year. I hope that I can come to some sort of resolution with your death, and my decisions regarding it. I know that you are gone, but I can't help questioning whether I did the right thing at the right time. I hope you forgive me for whatever shortcomings I may have had with your care. I love you and miss you. Mom
12/24/2008 Space, it's Christmas Eve. I'm just getting the house ready for Uncle Bri and the kids. Tomorrow is going to be a difficult day - you were right here on the couch with us last year. We miss you so much, but know that you'll be in our minds and hearts tomorrow, and always. Love, Mom.
1/21/2009 Space, I changed some things at your residence, but forgot to leave a note. I am so sorry! Sometimes I still look for you around the house, then I remember that you aren't physically here anymore, but you're always in my heart. We had a great life together; I just wish you could have been here for many more years. A dog's life is too short! I think of you often, and thank you for all you've given me - so much more than you ever asked for. I love you, man! Mom.
2/16/2009 Space, sorry I haven't left a note for awhile - it doesn't mean that I don't think of you often. Valentine's Day was very lonely. Uncle Bri was working, and you can't be here physically anymore. I miss you so much, and sometimes wonder how I've made it so long without you. I've never loved any dog, and shared as strong a bond as I have with you. I will love other dogs, but you were my special once-in-a-lifetime girl. I miss you, and love you beyond description. Mom
3/8/2009 Space, I renewed your residency today, so we have another year. I know I'm repeating myself, but I miss you so much. We have another doggie like you. I found her on the streets, and people had been very mean to her. I promised myself, and you, that I would do anything I could to help another of your kind as a loving memorial to you. You have inspired me to do more for these poor doggies. I love you lots, frosting face! Mom
3/15/2009 Space, tomorrow it will be one year since you died. It has been an awful year trying to learn to live without you. Maybe once I get past this anniversary, things will get easier; no more "last year at this time, Space was still here". I still miss you very much, and always will. I've been down lately, and that makes it difficult to look at things positively. I had to give Bit O' Honey to a rescue group. Even though it is the best thing for her, it was still hard to let her go, especially so close to the anniversary of your death. I'm just feeling both losses, I suppose. Space, I will always cherish the many wonderful years we had together, and I love you very much. Mom
3/16/2009 Space, we had to let you go one year ago today. I know you are without pain now, and are running and playing with your new friends. Losing you is the hardest thing I've had to deal with, but the memories of our life together will sustain me. I miss you, and I love you man! Mom
4/8/2009 Space, sorry I've not left a note in awhile; I do think of you several times each day. We had a snow storm a couple of days ago, and I hope the cold hasn't damaged your flowers too badly. I wish it would get warm soon - it has been a horrible winter, especially without you. I can't describe how much I treasured our time together. I feel bad for the time I spent doing other things when I should have been with you. Life is too busy sometimes. After you died, I kept wishing I had done things differently. I guess that's a normal process after losing someone we love. I miss you, frosting face, and I love you man! Mom
5/9/2009 Space, I've been thinking of you a lot lately; maybe because it's springtime, and your flowers remind me so much of you. I miss you out in the garden with me; it was our place to relax, and you could synthesize vitamin D in the sunshine. I walk through the house, yard, and even the garage, and I am reminded of your presence everywhere. You made this house a home. Bubba and Beaglejuice are here with me, but you were the first of your kind here, and you left memories for me in each room. I miss you so! Love, Mom
5/25/2009 Space, it's Memorial Day; a very important day for Americans. We will remember all of those who gave their lives so that we can continue to enjoy the freedom that many take for granted. I will also be thinking of you more than usual on this day. You were the best companion a human could ask for, and again, I thank you for sharing your life with me. The lessons I learned from our time together will stay with me always. I love you, man! Mom
6/25/2009 Space, it is almost July already; I don't know where the time goes. I think of you several times each day, and cherish the memories I have of our time together. Bubba is doing well, but needs to learn to accept other people in the world. Beaglejuice is having a very hard time with his anxiety; the thunderstorms are scaring him into a chewing frenzy, and I don't know what to do for him. None of his medications are helping, and it hurts me to see him so anxious that he hurts himself. Just like I did with you, I will need to make the decision as to the quality of his life - a very difficult one for sure. I love you Space, and miss you lots! Mom
8/13/2009 Space, it is mid-August now. It's been very hot, but much better than dreary winter. Bubba got sprayed by a skunk a couple of nights ago; we are still dealing with the smell in the house. Beaglejuice is not doing well; his anxiety is getting worse, and I don't know what else to do for him. Does he deserve to live out the rest of his life in a drug-induced sedation? Please help me decide what is best for him. I think of you many times each day, and I love you and miss you very much. Mom
9/11/09 Space, sorry I haven't written in awhile. I always think of you several times each day. Today is a sad day of remembrance for all the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York. We will think of those people, their families, and the search and rescue dogs that lost their lives that horrible day. I miss you Space, and will always cherish the many years we shared. You always gave so much more than you asked for. Love, Mom
9/22/09 Space, it is officially autumn today. I've changed your season at your residence. It looks like I am running out of room to write to you here. I will continue to keep your residence updated, but will have to write to you in my private journal. That will be better anyway, because I can write more personal things about our relationship that I may not want others to read. I love you, and think about you many times each day. You made my house a home with your gentle and loving presence, and it is just not the same without you here. I miss you, man! Mom
10/10/09 Space, I volunteered at the vaccination clinic again today. We didn't get anywhere near as many animals as last time. People are not getting their dogs the shots, and that worries me. I sure hope that those who need help will come to the clinics again. There is help available, so there is no excuse not to give these animals the care they need and deserve. Space, I think of you several times a day, and I miss you terribly. You were the best companion dog! I look forward to the day we can be together again. Love, Mom.
11/9/09 Space, I stopped by to change some things at your residence. I still miss you so much. Some days are worse than others, but I am still learning to live without you. It is a very long and painful process. I have to give credit to Bubba and Beaglejuice; without them, your death and my grief would have been so much worse. Of course they aren't you, but they are dogs, and you know I love dogs. They have been a big help to me during this horribly difficult time, but can never take your special place in my heart. I love you, frosting face! Mom
12/19/09 Space, I got a new little doggie last week, although I'm sure that somehow you already knew this. Her name is Orbit, and she is a rat terrier, like Bubba, but the miniature variety. She was dumped at the county shelter, and was living in a cage for several months. I took her for walks at lunchtime for a few days, and decided to bring her home to live with us. She is such a good girl - just like you were. She reminds me a lot of you, which is part of the reason I brought her home. She has taken a liking to your bed; I hope you don't mind that she sleeps there. I couldn't bring myself to put away all of your things, and maybe Orbit is trying to help me with the sad memory of you dying in that bed. You know I will never forget you, and I hope you are happy at the Rainbow Bridge until I can be with you again. As much as I don't want winter to come, I changed your residency to reflect the new season. I love you, man! Mom
1/3/2010 Well, it's a new year, Space. I sure hope this one is better. I've been worried and depressed about a lot of things. I remember how you would always make me feel better, no matter what was going on. I have Bubba, Beaglejuice, and little Orbit now, but you and I had so many years together. I miss you so much, and I love you, frosting face! Mom
2/13/10 Space, sorry I haven't written in awhile. I think of you every day; I just don't get here to write it out. I know we shouldn't live in the past, but our years here in this house together were the happiest of my life. So much has changed since your death, and even though I have the other dogs, so much of it has not been good. I long for our summer days in the sun, before I left for work. You would keep me company while I cut the grass and gardened. Such simple things, but so comforting. Life seems to be so chaotic now; and I really miss the lifestyle we had from those years gone by. I miss you, and love you man! Mom
3/14/10 Space, it is daylight savings time again. I changed your residency to spring, since I hope we're almost there! I saw your lillies start to poke up through the ground yesterday; I hope they don't get damaged by an April snowstorm like they did last year. Your two-year anniversary is next Tuesday; I hope I can hold it together at work. I can't believe you been gone this long already; sometimes I feel your loss like it was yesterday. I hope you're happy at the Bridge, and I know I'll see you again. I love you, and miss you lots! Mom
3/16/10 Space, you died two years ago. Ending your suffering was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I feel that it was the best decision. You were so sick, and I believe, in pain. I loved you enough to end your pain. Mine was about to begin. I have healed a lot in these two years - mostly from some very nice people who also had to make difficult decisions about their pets. I also had a lot of help from Beaglejuice, Bubba, and little Orbit. They are not you, and will never take your place in my heart, but they are wonderful dogs, and I need them around me. I know you understand. Please rest in peace, little black dog, and we will see each other again someday. I love you, and miss you Space. Mom
4/25/10 Hi Space! I got a new refrigerator today, and when they moved the old one out, I saw lots of black hairs. They must be yours, and maybe some from another black dog that may have lived here. It was a bittersweet moment. Sometimes I still miss you so badly that I can't stop crying. You were such a positive and constant presence in my life, and I am so thankful we found each other. I love you lots, frosting face! Mom
5/3/10 Space, I was reading about some poor doggies who were hurt very badly, and died. Little Tobey went to the Bridge before you did, but please find him, and tell him how sorry I am to learn what happened to him. I wish all dogs could have been as loved and valued as much as you were. Please find Mac and all the others who died horrible deaths, and let them know that even though I didn't know them, I love them all. Space, I miss you so much, and love you lots! Mom
5/31/10 Space, today is Memorial Day; a day to remember those men and women in our armed forces who gave their lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms of this country. We went to the cemetery to clean up Grandma and Grandpa's headstones and also Uncle Chris'. I also think about those poor animals whose lives were taken by cruelty and neglect. You are in my thoughts today and every day; I wish you were still here. Love you lots! Mom
6/30/2010 Space, it's the end of June already. I don't know if I miss you more during the summer, or during the winter. We spent so much time outside together in the summer, but we cuddled more in the winter because we both don't care for the cold! I guess all of the seasons are more lonely without you here. The other dogs have helped me tremendously during my grief process. They will never take your place in my heart, but dogs have such natural healing qualities, and it has helped to have them in my life. I know you would want me to save other dogs' lives if I could, so I know you are not upset with me for bringing new dogs into the house. As always, I love you, and miss you lots! Mom
7/31/2010 Hi Space! Another month has gone by without you. I think of you often, and miss you very much. I am so sorry, but I accidentally broke one of your plaster paw prints last week. I was turning the mattress, and it fell and cracked the cast. I have some stuff to repair it with. I'm sorry Space! Orbit and Bubba are doing well, but Beaglejuice will be joining you soon. He is old, and is going into kidney failure like you did. I will miss him, but will not allow him to suffer. I believe he will let me know when it is time, just like you did. I love you Space, and I wish you were still here with me. I know your little body was just worn out, but your spirit lives forever in my heart. Mom
8/29/10 Space, I think about you every day, and wish we were able to have more time together - 13 1/2 years wasn't enough! Yesterday was the beginning of Tobey's 4th year at RB. Space, please let him know that he is loved by thousands of people, and we will never stop fighting to make penalties for animal abuse much higher, and hope to end it altogether. I miss you Space, and love you lots! Mom
10/13/10 Space, I had to take Beaglejuice to the vet today. He is very sick, and will be joining you within a few weeks. Please find him, and get him settled in with you until I get there. Space, I'm so sad; losing two dogs in two years is awful. I wish you were back here with me, and that Beaglejuice didn't have to go. I know that isn't possible, so I'll just pray that I find the strength to get through this again. I love you, man! Mom
10/22/10 Space, Beaglejuice joined you today; I hope you found each other. Please help him get settled in, and remember that I miss you guys, and love you both very much. Mom
11/6/10 Space, I've been having a hard time with Beaglejuice's death. It also is triggering memories of you, and my decision to end your life. I'm mourning two dogs' deaths now. Please stay close to Beaglejuice; he doesn't like to be alone. I love you, and miss you both. Mom
11/20/10 Space, I'm really missing you and Beaglejuice, and have been thinking of you guys a lot today. How blessed I was to have you both in my life. You saw me through a lot of ups and downs over the years, and I am forever grateful. Beaglejuice wasn't with me as long, but due to his health issues, he taught me to have patience and tolerance on days that things didn't go well. I have Orbit and Bubba Gump keeping me company now, but I miss you and Juice so much. Love, Mom
11/25/10 Space, Happy Thanksgiving! I think this was your favorite holiday; lots of good food, and lots of people to pet you! I miss you still, and I love you, man! Mom
12/11/10 Space, Christmas is two weeks away, and I always remember those photos of you and Beaglejuice on the couch with bows on your heads. I miss you both, and this Christmas will be the first without Beaglejuice. I still need to get through the 'firsts' without him. I love you, and miss you lots! Mom
12/26/10 Space, I thought I had logged on yesterday, but I guess I didn't. I'm sorry. I was sitting here alone on Christmas Eve, thinking about you and Beaglejuice, and all the past Christmases we had together. Such a wonderful time of the year, and now you're both gone. I miss you, and love you lots! Mom
1/8/11 Space, it is a new year, and coming up on three that you have been gone. You were the best dog I've ever had, and I miss you still. Please stay with Beaglejuice so he won't be alone. I love you, man! Mom
2/20/11 Space, I've been thinking about you a lot lately, as I want to sell the house and leave Michigan. I could not have done this even a year ago - the pain of your death was still too deep, and I didn't want to leave memories. But your memories live in my heart, and will come with me wherever I go. We had so many good years here, but my life has changed, and I need to make changes as well. I miss you a lot, and love you, frosting face! Mom
3/15/11 Space, tomorrow it will be 3 years since you died; or rather, that I made the heartbreaking decision to end your life. I think of you every day, and I still miss you terribly. I want to thank you for sharing your life with me, and you truly made me a better person. I love you, man!
4/14/11 Space, well, I did something I said I would never do. I joined a social networking site today. I only did it to be able to connect with dog rescue groups, and try to help out as much as I can. I promised you that I would do anything I could to help other dogs in need. I know you are meeting new friends at the RB each day, as there just aren't enough homes for them all. I don't like social sites, but they are a way to reach many people who may be able to help. I love you man, and I miss you lots! Mom
5/14/11 Space, I think you know already, but I wanted to let you know that I rescued another Staffie mix like you. You started my love affair with the Staffordshire terrier! I miss you so much, and sometimes long for my old life, back with you. Change is inevitable, but I loved our very simple life back then. It was you and me, and life was good! I love you Space. Mom
7/3/11 Space, things have been very hectic lately, and I long for the simpler life we had. I miss our quiet times, and special talks. You were such a good little companion dog, and I miss you more than words can express. We will be together again, someday. Love, Mom
10/22/11 Space, as you know, Beaglejuice has been with you for a whole year today. Please keep him company; he never liked being alone. I miss you both very much, and love you beyond words. Love, Mom.
12/24/11 Space, it's Christmas Eve; a time to reflect on years past, and to look ahead to a new one. I will forever cherish our many years together; they were the happiest of my life. You were there through all the ups and downs, and I'm grateful to have had your precious company. I love you and miss you, frosting face! Mom
3/16/12 Space, today is the 4th anniversary of your death, and I miss you a lot. The other dogs are wonderful, but you were my special "first girl" dog. Today is a sad day for another reason; Grandpa's memorial visitation is today, and the service is tomorrow. It's so hard to deal with these losses on the same day. Grandpa loved you, and we will miss him very much. I love you Dad, and Space too, and I miss you both.
8/4/12 Space, I'm sorry I haven't written in awhile. It's been very difficult dealing with Grandpa's death. I thought it would be easier now, but it isn't. It seems all we have are memories of those we love. I miss you Space, my little black dog. Mom
12/25/12 My beloved Space girl, it's Christmas Day, and I'm sitting here by myself. Grandma Clark just left to go see Uncle Dan. I miss all of you who are gone now; Grandpa Jerry, Grandpa Frank, and your friend Beaglejuice. I am so blessed to have had you all in my life, and you are dearly missed and loved. Mom
3/16/13 Space, it's hard to believe you've been gone for 5 years now. You were a huge part of my life during my happiest years. I don't think I would have gotten through your death if it hadn't been for Beaglejuice and Bubba. The love of dogs can ease the pain of losing dogs. I wish we were all together again. Be sure to watch over Beaglejuice; you know he doesn't like to be alone. I miss you, and love you lots! Mom
9/26/13 Space, I'm sorry it's been so long since I left you a note. I renewed Beaglejuice's residency today, and wanted to stop and visit yours too. You were such a great little dog, and I wish we had had more years together. I love you Space, and miss you lots! Mom
3/11/2015 Space, I just renewed your residency for another year. I think of you often; you were my favorite girl! We had so many years together, and I feel blessed for the memories we made. I love you, and miss you! Mom
3/17/19 Space dog, I know it's been awhile since I left a message for you, but I do visit! I renewed your residency today, and am reminded again, of all the years we had together. You were the only constant in my life. Even with all the other stuff that was going on, you were always there, comforting me, as only a dog can. I miss you!