From the first day that we brought you home in 2011 to your untimely death a couple of days ago you gave us and were given the most love that anyone dog could endure. You were so much a part of this family that losing you is like losing a child. You gave me so many wonderful days. You were my rock when I needed someone to talk to at 3 in the morning. When I needed someone to cry with you were there. When I felt depressed you were there to give me hug and a good licking as you kissed my tears and fears away.
I remember our walks to the tennis courts where we would play fetch for what seemed like hours, I was always waiting for you to get tired but you never did. As a puppy you were so easy to train, it was amazing how fast you picked things up. You were so good with going out that a lot of times we could walk without a leash and you wouldn't leave my side. Going to Chipotle was always amusing as people would look at you sitting out front waiting for me to come out, never moving from the spot I put you in.
You were my car buddy and my #1 wingman. Those trips at 2 or 3 am just to get out of the house and get some fresh air you were always there.
When I was so sick with Covid you never left my side even though you yourself were sick. The same when I was sick with a staph infection, you stayed with me the whole time making sure that I was ok.
The kids always loved you even when the parents were so scared. They didn't realize that behind that scary face was just a big bubbly love bug that wanted nothing more than to sniff you, snort in your face and then let you scratch his backside until they got tired because you never did.
I don't know what to do now that you are gone. The kids are having a hard time also but it got a little easier yesterday when we brought your remains back home, where you belong. I'm trying not to beat myself up on how you died but I just cant get over it although its only been a couple of days. Maybe it will get better...but as for now I will do my best to deal with it. You will never be replaced as I don't know if I can go through this experience ever again and nor will I ever get a dog as good as you.
I made sure that you had you pillow and toy when they cremated you so that you would have something to sleep with and a toy to play with. Make sure that you have the toy when its my time to cross over so that we can have a good time playing like old times.
Stoney we all miss you and will never forget you. We love you so much