A letter to Dexter - I will never forget opening the door for you and inviting you into our home, as you cautiously walked over the threshold for the first time, trusting me with just a smile on my face and those little words of "It's okay! Come on in." It became the friendship of a lifetime. I taught you tricks, played endless games of fetch with you, wrestled with you, shared a ba-zillion 'puppy hugs-puppy kisses!' with you, and in return, you brought so much unconditional love and smiles to our family, on even the bleakest of days. You watched your human brother and sister grow up and sat with me as I cried watching them leave home. You taught me that although change occurs, life goes forward and can be filled with even more fun days, laughs and adventures with those you love...a lesson I am trying so hard to practice today. I was sad to see you go, but so thankful for that beautiful moment of holding you in my arms for the last time saying goodbye, as you silently looked at me and listened. It was time to watch you walk back over that threshold to go on to your next journey...without me. I have been sad watching Bentley and Darby look for you, waiting to see you walk over the hill as you did every day. You will always be loved, you will always be remembered and you are so badly missed. I look forward to the day you invite me over the Rainbow Bridge threshold. Momma loves you, Dex.|
Dex - I am reminded of a Dog's Last Will and Testament today - "When I die, please do not say I will never have another dog again...for the loss and pain is more than I can stand. Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to HIM. This is the only thing I can give....the love that I left behind."
I heard you...and felt the push to show another dog how wonderful life really can be. Emmett is doing great and so happy. I am sure you know his terrible story...but....no more! With heavy heart, I am thinking of you today. Momma loves.