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Memories of Garthy McCarthy
If only we had known the journey we would take in 2001 when you graced us with your love. You are the light of our lives and although deeply saddened we know you are free from all your pains to run free with all your cousins (Max, Sadie, Kuma, Lexxi, Koda and Daytona) until we meet again. We look forward to the day we will see you come running from across the hillside to greet us once again. Your kisses and forever long bear hugs will be long awaited. Our pain is deep and our loss great but without the pain we'd have never known the dance! A dance we would embark on again and again to hold you one more time. Throughout your life you showed tremendous strength at each challenge you faced, always coming out wagging your tail in the end. Today we experience the challenge of a lifetime and in the end we will come out stronger, gentler, better humans because of the life lessons you taught us. We love you to the moon and back baby!!!!

Love,
MOM and DAD

My precious little boy,,, Almost a week has passed and still my heart aches as it did when I last said goodbye. Everywhere I look you are there, Every moment my eyes are closed I see you, I long to hear your bark one more time, your nails on the tile floor, your door open or simply one more of those awesome hugs you reserved only for me! I know your are here watching over me, protecting me and I know that in time we will meet again to run and play ball. For now I will grieve and in time will heal but know forever you will hold my heart in yours until we meet again. Garth Brooks wrote a song " if tomorrow never comes" I changes a few words to show how much you meant to me. If you ever wonder my dear sweet boy just give it a read and know that my love for you is stronger than ever!

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watched him sleeping
He"s lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would he ever doubt the way I feel
About him in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will he know how much I loved him
Did I try in every way to show him every day
That he's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And he must face this world without me
Is the love I gave him in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much he means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell him how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will he know how much I loved him
Did I try in every way to show him every day
That he's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And he must face this world without me
Is the love I gave him in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

Love,
Dad

Wednesday, 10-05-2016
Baby...it's mommy. It's been exactly one week from the day we had to say goodbye and I still cannot imagine how I am going to live on without you. You were always there for me and I desperately long to see, touch and smell you once again. I miss whispering "I love you to the moon and back" each night before bed. I see you everywhere at home: trotting into the bedroom early in the morning to check on me after daddy left for work, snuggled up in a tight ball on the love seat with your paw over your nose, pawing at me along side my desk while I worked (you hated it when I had to work...and so did I), following me to the basement as I changed the laundry, sitting on the basement stair landing pawing at me for some love, sitting outside the coat closet door waiting for your cookies (oh how you loved those cookies and had us trained). I miss how excited you got when I came home from work and daddy yelled out "mommy's home" and I miss our evening walks around the neighborhood (oh how you loved to read the doggy "newspapers"). I love you so much my heart aches...I am so lonely, sad, and empty without you. I haven't been able to get out of bed again today, hoping and praying this pain will ease. Please come see me in my dreams soon. I need you, I want you, I miss you, I LOVE YOU to the moon and back!
With All My Love,
Mommy

Garthy,

As I look out the window today looking at the snow in the backyard I know you are still with us. The trails around the yard there as if you were out on patrol. Its been nine weeks now and still I cry most days wishing you were with me. I look for ways to fill the void left in my heart but so far everything is to small to fill the hole created by our loss. I now wonder, although I know in time the pain will lessen, whether I'll ever find anything remotely to fill that void. You had a hold of such a big piece of my heart that I feel as though the grand canyon now exists in my heart. I know that you are healthy and loving the time with all your new friends and some of the old ones but what I wouldn't give to have you by my side even if only for a moment. All your cousins try to lick, hug, and give me love but there is no comparison. For me all it does is make me miss you all the more. My best buddy I miss you more today that i did a month ago. Until next time

Love,
Dad

Hey buddy it's Christmas and your not here to help me open Christmas presents. Destroying the wrapping paper was one of your favorite things. Who cares what's in it just give me the paper and box. You were always so adorable as you carefully picked it apart piece by piece until a masterful creation of paper was all that remained. Mom found a tiny piece of one of your cookies today by your door. Proof positive you are still here with us watching us, loving us, guarding us! We still miss you more than either of us can stand and wish we could be with you! Merry Christmas my little boy I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!
Dad

Hi Garthy,

I still miss you so much! Your momma and I ache for the kisses, hugs, talking and everything you did that made us smile. I hope that you are doing well and still enjoying being able to run, jump, and play. Just wanted you to know that we still miss you and LOVE you to the moon and back!
Love,
Dad (3/26/2017)

Hey Baby! Today is your birthday! Happy birthday buddy! I hope you are up early for a little run and fun in the sun with all your friends and cousins! Followed by a little birthday cake and some ice cream. 🎂 Mommy and I still miss you every second of every day. We know you are with us in spirit but wish we could hold, kiss and smell you! Sending you all our love today and everyday!

Love,
Dad

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