Where do we begin, our little Ebony!! One weekend we are having a great time at our Pocono vacation home taking you down to the lake for your Sunday morning swim and ending the night by stopping to get ice cream for the three of us for the ride home, and a week and a half later you are in the hospital with congestive heart failure for five days. We are so grateful that you were able to come home for one last night with Mommy & Daddy!!I'll never understand why God gave us this 1, 2 punch and took you away from us so soon after losing Ivory!! We can only take comfort knowing that our "girls" are together again playing and running around pain free living in harmony!! We hope your big sister welcomed you with a bag of tennis balls and lots of kisses!!! We know that you were strong for us during that difficult time when we had to suddenly say good-bye to Ivory, we thanked God for you because you were our ROCK who got us through that knowing that you were missing her just as much!!!Nothing in our world is the same now, to have lost both you and Ivory in less than 9 months is just unthinkable!!! Of course once the word spread throughout Spruce Mill our dining room table again was covered with flowers, plants, gifts and lots of cards from your family & friends!! There will NEVER be another pair of the most awesome dogs we could have been blessed with than you two, our unforgettable "Ebony & Ivory"!!! Sherri & "Lucy" miss you terribly, along with mama Sharon, John & Sandy and "Lake & River", and Patrick & Megan thanked me for you being such a mentor to their "Kona" teaching her how to retrieve the tennis ball!!! You were the all-time tennis ball Queen Retriever !! It gave us such a feeling of happiness just seeing the excitement in your face when it came to that green tennis ball!! And then there's your Pocono friends, Bill & Jean and "Misty", they were devastated when we told them the sad news!!! We thought it was bad coming up to the mountain house without Ivory, it's even worse without YOU !!!! There's just no words that can express the joy you brought to us, your Daddy is heartbroken and misses you so much; after work is the worse for him as you two had your daily routine of hanging out in bed watching TV while Mommy was cooking dinner. There is no worse time for me as you were my daily routine 24/7 and now I don't know what to do with myself!!! For me, it doesn't matter what home we are at - they are both very empty !!!! WE LOVE & MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! If love could have saved you and your sister, you both would have lived forever!! |
Until we meet again, you both will live on in our hearts 4ever !! Love Always, Mommy & Daddy XOXOXOXO
11/27/16 HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY, EBONY !!!! Hope you & Ivory are doing something special for your birthday today!!
Our house was SO EMPTY without you, I had to convince your Dad to even consider another dog!! After losing both you & Ivory months apart, it destroyed us!! But I told Daddy one night that you girls would want us to give our love to another lab!! Several weeks went by before we decided to open our hearts and bring home another black lab! Her name is "Melody", although we still have a habit of calling her "Eby"!! She can never replace you, but she does ease the pain!! SHe came from a farm in Fredericksburg, VA and her parents are champion field labs!! Melody may look like you but she has a lot of your sister Ivory's traits such as being the social butterfly at Spruce Mill !!! We are teaching her to fetch the tennis ball to carry on your legacy !! It was a slight adjustment in the beginning as we were 11 years out of "puppy practice" !! Of course, Melody loves the pocono home, it didn't take her long to adjust to having 2 homes!! I CAN'T TELL U ENOUGH, HOW MUCH WE MISS & LOVE YOU WILL ALL OUR HEARTS!!! LOVE, MOMMY & DADDY XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO 12/25/16 Merry Christmas, "Ebony" !! Hope you & Ivory are celebrating Christmas together! We miss you so much, poor Melody has been called your name at least a half a dozen times today!! It was sad enough not having Ivory around last Christmas, NEVER would have imagined that we would not have you here with us this Christmas! Little Melody has eased the pain some and is getting us through today!!
LOVE YOU LOTS, Mommy & Daddy XOXOXOXO 4/3/17 THINKING OF YOU MY SWEET "EBONY" XOXO LOVE, MOMMY 8/24/17 It's hard to believe it's been an entire year since you left us, couldn't get you off my mind today....so many memories !!!
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER! ALL OUR LOVE & KISSES,
MOMMY & DADDY XOXOXOXO 11/27/17 HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY, OUR DEAR "EBONY"!! We were looking at some pictures of you & Ivory over the Thanksgiving weekend, you both hold such a SPECIAL place in our hearts forever. Hope you played with lots of tennis balls today for your birthday!! LOVE YOU LOTS, MOMMY & DADDY XOXOXOXOXOXO 1/14/18 Thinking of you today and remembering when I picked you up at the top of the mountain 12 years ago. You drove home on my lap.
MISS YOU !! Love, Mommy XOXO
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