So many nicknames... You are missed so much. Last Thursday I had to make the hardest decision of my life. I love you so much and miss you. I hope you understand. You are so special to me...you brought me 10 years of happiness. You are my best friend. No matter what happened or how tough things seemed, snuggling into your brown coat and feeling your kisses always made me happier. You taught me so much and enriched my life greatly. These past few days have been so hard. I feel so sad, lonely, and empty. I have to believe you are at this peaceful place, pain free and wagging your tail. I can feel you near me and sometimes think I hear your nails on the hardwood. I hope you visit me in my dreams soon. The house is so lonely when Andy is at work. Coming home to no excited butt wiggle is hard. I miss you cuddling next to me on the bed, making me feel safe and loved. Andy misses you so much too. He misses his special snuggle time at night and you laying next to his feet while he's on the couch. There are so many small moments that trigger memories. We both love you and miss you so so much. You are the best dog we could have ever dreamed of having.
Love you always my baby,
We brought you home today. The vet put you in a nice brown mahogany box, close to the color of your coat. They also gave us a paw imprint tile. Your ashes, the tile, and your collar are sitting on the mantle where we can see you the most. I know you are in heaven but it's nice to have something tangible. We miss you so much and I still feel like I haven't let myself realize you are no longer physically here. I miss petting that special place on your face between your eyes and watching them close. When we were leaving the vet today, through my tears, I saw another woman sitting and waiting with her chocolate lab, who looked at me. Maybe it was you saying one last goodbye. This is so hard. I love you and miss you so much.
It's been a week and a half since you passed. I think of you so many times a day. The last week has been so hard. I have a small piece of one of your stuffed animal toys that I keep in my pocket at work. This week, feeling it is the only thing that has made me smile during the rough shifts. Sleeping alone during the day and not feeling you curl up next to me is so difficult. We had a snow/ice/wind storm and the power was out the last couple of days. All I wanted was my warm blanket and my Savannah. I took a walk around the outside of the house and thought about the last snow and when you would eat it and have a little snow snout. The memories are so wonderful and I am so glad those can't ever go away. We still put your bed at the foot of ours each night. I hope to see you in my dreams, snuffles. I miss you and to dream of you would make me so happy. So many people have written beautiful things about you on here. They understand how difficult your loss has been to us and their kind words are so appreciated. I hope you see and play with all their babies up there. I love you and miss you so much my little one.
My baby girl, how I miss you so! I say goodnight every night and I hope you can hear me. Neighbor Tonya said she had a dream of you, Jack, and Bear running around and playing. She said you were happy and wagging your tail. This makes me so happy. I know the right time will come when I will get to see you in my dreams too. We have had one big change, which I am sure you already know. We got a chocolate lab puppy on Monday. She is 10.5 weeks old and we named her Shasta. I must say, I see soooo much of you in her which is hard but makes me happy too. She shares so many quirky characteristics, I sometimes think it's you saying hi and letting me know you love me. Having another dog seems to help with distraction and makes coming home easier. I still feel guilty though. I want you to know there is no way I could ever replace you or forget about you. I love you very much my little snuggles. Very much. When you left you took a piece of my heart. Good night baby girl. Love you.
Hi my baby girl:
I hope you are at peace and are so happy. I miss you so much. Shasta occupies lots of my time and is so sweet, but I realize often how lucky and spoiled I was by having you. You were truly a one of a kind companion. I think we had such a special bond. You were my dog soulmate. I love you so much baby. I still hope to have dreams of you someday. I love you. Good night little miss.
It's been one year today and I miss you so. You have enriched my life in so many ways. When I think back, you were there for me through the ups and downs. You would curl up at my side each night and give me one or two soft kisses. Your companionship comforted me when no one else could. I think of you often. When I walk by your fluffy brown dog bed, I smile and remember you sprawled out on your back with your front feet or "t-rex" arms and smile. Sometimes, I still think I hear your nails on the floor.
Boe came to see you a few days ago, I hope you two found each other and are playing happy and pain free. You left such an imprint on my heart, little one. It still feels empty without you here. Shasta has helped. She has such a unique personality, but every once in awhile she will do something so similar to you I feel like I got to spend a second with you through her. You haven't been forgotten in the slightest, but I think you know that. I talk to you still, and hold your collar and favorite black ball when it's been a hard day and I miss you. I still haven't dreamt about you, which I hope I do. Just a glimpse so I know that you are content. Well Lou, today will be difficult. I am trying to fill it with good memories of you rather than let the saddness overwhelm me. Just know that I love you so much and no one can ever replace you. Big kisses.
Here is a quote from a story I read and it helped me and I thought of you. It is from a child regarding why dogs leave Earth first. "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life-like loving everyone all the time and being nice...well dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
Hi baby girl-
It's been 2 years since I've written you and 3 years since you've passed. I'm so sorry it's been so long. A lot has happened. Andy and I moved into a new house. You would love it. We are on 10 acres and you would have gotten to explore until your heart was content...even though I'm sure you would have preferred to stay inside, curled up on the couch, feeling the warmth of the wood stove. Also, I'm going to have a baby next month. We know it's a girl, so Andy will be surround by women :) You would have been amazing around children and I'm sad you aren't here in flesh for all these new memories. I placed your ashes and memorial on the mantel so you can still be in the center of everything. I hope you feel the kisses I send to you. I miss you so much. At my baby shower yesterday Mom gave me a picture she found of you as a puppy. It was great! Andy and I talked about what a great snuggler you were. He misses you too. I know you are happy up there and pain free. I look forward to seeing you one day and can't wait to be able to rub that place between your eyes and give you lots of kisses. The pain of losing you will never go away. It may change with time, and scar tissue may cover that wound on my heart, but you will never be forgotten baby girl. I love you so much!
Love & kisses,
Last time I wrote I was pregnant...we now have a little girl named Ashtin. She is just over a year old and is a spitfire. She is so sweet with Shasta, you would have loved her. I know you are watching us from above and can see everything. You are still so missed. It hard because as much as I fight it, over time memories fade. My love does not and you will never be forgotten. You still sit front and center on the mantel and I kiss your collar and tell you how much I miss you. But you already know that. I would love for you to visit me in my dreams, baby girl. I love and miss you so much
Love & kisses: Mommy