10/26/2017 - I miss you every day my Portia Marie, gone from sight but not from my mind. For 12 years you were my companion, my best friend, and you knew ALL my secrets. There were sad days, where your wagging tail cheered me up, and happy days where we would walk together for hours, you would growl & I would talk! You always knew if something was up. Some days, I cant breathe without you, and my heart hurts every day knowing that I'll never snuggle up with you at night, stroke your fur, or smell those 'cheesy' paws. It's funny how a dog can change your life, and how when they are gone, you feel like something is missing. I hope you are pain free at the bridge, running free--and that you and your sister Lola will be there waiting for me when I finally meet my maker. I will always love you, Portia Marie. There will never be another Portia! XOXOXO|
06/28/2017 - My heart still aches and feels empty since you've been gone. Our home feels incomplete without your loving presence. Karl and I deeply miss you. You and Lola had such a huge impact on our lives. I miss hearing your tiny-pity tapping from one room to another, I miss you following me around the house, I miss having our morning and afternoon walks, seeing your big brown eyes peeking over the edge of your bed in the closet, the moments you stretched when I brushed you hair. You always look over your shoulder as if you were letting us know we missed a spot. I miss you so much, my precious little one. The only thing that helps me cope is knowing that you're somewhere watching over us. Portia, you are the BEST!! Your love has always been huge and gentle. Your sweetness in life has brought such joy to all who have met you and known you. Portia Marie, I love you and you will always be in my heart. I will miss you and I know, I will see you again one day. Until then, know that your 12+ years on this earth with me brought me great love and taught me about life so much.
05/29/2017 Oh, my Precious Portia Marie, I hope you are happy and healthy at the rainbow bridge. I'm sure you are so happy to see your baby sister Lola and you two running through the meadows free of pain.
01/07/2017 My precious little one, today you came home. Even though I don't see you anymore and not feel your warm loving kisses, I still feel your presence. I put your urn on the mantle in our bedroom so Lola, your Daddy Karl and I can talk to you. Our home is not the same without you, my little one. We all misses you terribly and my heart is so broken. :-(
01/04/2017 My Precious Portia, a week ago today you left us and without you by my side. There are no words to describe the emptiness and the void you have left in my heart! 😭Your sister Lola misses her other half and she was so lost without her BFF! We were devastated as we tried to be optimistic that you were coming home in a few days as planned, little did we know that our world would be shattered when the vet called your Dad and said you had more severe issues and the outlook was very poor. Of course, I was a mess! I couldn't bear the thought of losing you, but I also couldn't bear to see you suffer another day of being in pain. We all just take it one day at a time and take comfort in each other. Hopefully, you have met my other departed fur baby "Poochie" and you both are running around a great big green field at the Rainbow Bridge pain free. I will never forget you or our time spent together, there will always be a special place in my heart just for you, my precious "Portia Marie". I love you my Portia Marie! 🌈 I love you my precious little one.
12/28/2016 No matter how long or stressful my day has been or how tired I am, when Portia kisses me and wag her tail, everything makes it all better! Portia stays up with me when I can't sleep, stayed by my side when I'm sick, checked on me if I'm gone too long. Nothing is more wonderful than looking into the eyes of my little Portia and seeing total love and trust coming from her, that is unconditional love!