Luke it's so hard to believe you are gone. You left us so suddenly we still have not caught our breath. I cannot begin to tell you how much my heart aches and how much all of us miss you. Your sisters Mia and Emmy are so sad, you were their champion and protector. Mia who has been your companion all of your 10 years is mourning so deeply we worry for her. Please watch over her.|
I am grateful that you never suffered but the shock of losing you causes my chest to hurt as if my heart is broken. If I knew you were okay and happy romping in the meadow I think I would be okay. I would love to dream of you happily running with your friends who have gone before you. Just to be able to see you again even just in a dream would help heal my broken heart.
I have wonderful memories of my sweet boy. I remember the day I first saw you at the breeders. You were all black with white under your chin. Though you got more color later with tan legs and beard and a little tan under your tail and of course those tan eyebrows. When we first met you at 6 weeks you didn't walk or run, you hopped. I fell in love instantly. The breeder knew us because we adopted Mia two years before so she allowed us to bring you home a week earlier than normal. You were 7 weeks old when you came home with us. You immediately adored Mia but she was having none of you. For two days you chased her around and she turned her nose at you. Then you laid on your back and showed her your belly and that was it. That night Mia put her favorite toy on your crate. You became the best pals from that day on. You were not an easy puppy. You were so filled with mischief. You ate everything in sight. Shoes, eyeglasses,books even a plastic picture frame with my granddaughters picture in it. Your daddy Bob worked so hard with you and in time you became much better. We even had a trainer come to the house who said you were such a good boy.
I remember when you were maybe 6 or 7 months old my granddaughter Talia who was 5 years old decided to decorate you with scarves. She tied them all over you and you my boy was so patient did not complain at all. When I saw what she did I felt so bad. By accident she had tied your paw to your head. You loved her so much you just let her play with you and you were happy for it.
When you were 9 months old we had a very serious car accident that scared you terribly. After that you had some hard times. You fought with other dogs yet you loved so many people and wanted to cuddle constantly. Daddy again worked really hard with you and eventually you became such a good dog. You never started anymore fights but would only fight to defend yourself. If a dog would start to try and fight with you, you would just turn your back and stand still. You really did not want to fight. You developed a reputation of being the most loving, cuddly dog around. There were several people who you really loved and you would do the funniest thing. You would sit on their feet when you saw them. You became such a good loving boy. Many people made comments that you were one of the most human dogs they knew.
A little more the 4 years ago we adopted a new member to our family. She was my best friends dog and my friend had asked us to take Emmy if anything happened to her. She felt that way because my husband Bob was so good with dogs and Emmy needed a little extra attention. My girlfriend suddenly died and Emmy came to live with us. You Luke were so good with her and in time she became part of the pack. One of my favorite memories was just a couple of months ago. Emmy had a favorite toy and you Luke dared to touch it. She went into your face growling at you. It was funny because Emmy is 1/3 of your size. You were so patient with her. You took your arm and lovingly put it around her till she calmed down. You then kissed each other and that was it. I could not believe my eyes. What a sweetheart you were.
You were Daddy's pal. Always with him. You watched over him with such love. That car accident caused many problems for Daddy. His back was severely damaged and he has had two back surgeries since. He always felt you were watching and making sure he was okay.. I know how much Daddy will miss you. We will all miss you. I miss you cuddling up to me while we sat on the couch watching TV. Even in bed at night you loved to cuddle with me. You were Daddy's dog but you were my cuddle buddy..
You are missed and mourned by so many. The shock of your passing has been touched by all who knew you. Daddy always took you to the dog park and there you made many friends. When Daddy went to tell your friends what happened, everyone was saddened and shocked. It just makes no sense how such a happy healthy loving dog can just go so fast without any warning. Mia searched for you at the park, she walked all around looking for you. When we get your ashes we will spread them at the dog park where you, Daddy and your sisters had so many wonderful moments. You loved it there. You would run and play with the other dogs. That is how I want to remember you. So full of life running and playing with your sisters and friends. You use to watch over your sisters at the dog park. If another dog came to bother them you would get in between to protect them. I like to believe you will continue to protect them and watch after them.
Luke, you will always be with me. You will remain in my heart forever. I love you so much and that love cannot die. I want to believe in my heart of hearts that you still exist somewhere and that someday I will see you again. The thought of that brings me peace. Be in peace my little boy and know that your family will always be with you and in your 10 years with us you have brought us so much joy and happiness that it will be engraved on our hearts for all eternity.
Daddy hated when I called you Lukey Luke but you loved it. No matter where you were you came running with this happy look on your face. You knew it was my love name for you and when I called you that it was like kisses to your ears. I find myself calling you my Lukey Luke when I am alone and missing you and I want to believe that no matter where you are you come running to me cuddling up to me and putting your head in my lap.
Goodbye for now my sweet boy. I want you to know you were the best dog anyone can ask for and we will never forget you. Ever. I want so much to believe that when it is my turn to say goodbye to this world you will be waiting for me with your tail and your whole backside wagging. Oh how I loved when you wagged your whole body in happiness. It always made me laugh. Even now as broken as my heart is when I picture you so happy wiggling all over it makes me smile. Yes, I do want to believe we will be together again and you my faithful loyal friend will lead me home.
We never got the chance to watch you age so this is very painful to see. I am asking you to be there for her when it is her time. She always loved you and I know you always loved her too. The only thing that gives me comfort is knowing that hen it is her time to cross you will be together again.
Love you my Lukey Lukr. I hope you are having fun with your friends who have also passed. I imagine you all running and chasing each other at the rainbow bridge. Happy Birthday myspecisl boy. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️