4/12/2011 - Our precious Tator. We miss you sooo much. It's only been a few days, but it seems like years. We know we had to say good-bye to release you from your pain. That pain is now in our hearts. You were such a blessing to us. You may not have been a champion racer, but you are, and always will be a champion to us. We love you with all our hearts, and will never stop loving you. Rest in peace and make lots of new friends on the other side of the bridge. We promise we will one day cross that bridge and come to see you again baby girl. |
Momma, Daddy, & Tiki.
4/16/2011 - It has been one week since we said good - bye to you Tator. Not a day has passed that we haven't shed tears thinking about you. You are so dearly missed by your momma and daddy. Tiki really misses his big sissie also, you can tell he is lonely. We find peace in knowing that you are no longer in pain and that we will one day be reunited. All our love.
4/19/2011 - It has been 10 days our beautiful girl. Daddy is out of town and today I had to come home to our Tiki. He misses you so much. It's so lonely without you, beauty. We love you so much and no one can ever fill our hearts the way you have. I expected to see your gorgeous face at the front door when I pulled in the driveway. Tiki ran to the door, but not you. You changed our lives so much and it is so difficult to get used to the new normal in the house which momma & daddy both dislike. The space is empty where you were with your bed and bunny. I loved to see your beautiful face & eyes greet us with your bunny or plattipuss. It is much harder than what I ever imagined baby girl, it hurts so much that you're gone. We know we will be together again, but until then, we love and miss you. xoxo momma.
4/24/2011 - We went to the cottage for the first time this year. I know you enjoyed being up there with your cousins Tuf and Marley. There is an empty spot in the middle of the living room where your bed used to be. I hope that every day is a beautiful day full of sunshine by the lake for you. You deserve only the best. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. I love you Tator.
4/27/11 - I miss you so much baby girl. We saw so many rainbows Tuesday night after the storm and knew it was a sign from you my Beauty. We know how much you hated thunderstorms, you were so scared and now you're in heaven safe & sound with your grandmas. We have found so many pictures of you we've taken over all the blessed years you were with us and they make us smile, they make us sad at the same time. We loved to see you lay on your back with your soft pink tummy you liked to have rubbed and kissed. We feel your presence & spirit at home and know you're still with us. Day by day is more like moment by moment without you. I miss our girl talks, now it's the boys. I am outnumbered without you. Love you Beauty. Momma xoxo.
5/10/11 - It's been a long 4 weeks without you baby girl. We miss you so much every day & we think about you every day. We eat dinner without you and it isn't the same. We miss our plate cleaner - I left some french fries on my plate for you just out of habit. We look at your pictures and paw prints every day, my beauty. No one can ever replace you. We saw your grass mat at the cottage and know how much you loved the lake, even Aunt Maryann misses you. I'm looking at your picture right now and you are just so beautiful and perfect, God created you just for us. Daddy bought me a mother's day charm from you & Tiki, I look at it and think of you. We'll be together again but for now we know your grandmas are taking good care of love. Love you so much & miss you - momma xoxo
5/15/2011 - Tator, I miss you so much. It's been five weeks, but it seems like an eternity. My heart aches, as I look to see your beautiful face greet me when I come home, only to realize you are not there. I know you are in a better place and pain free, but that does not make it any easier. You were the sweetest, most loving dog I have ever been around. I will always love you. Take care sweetheart. Daddy.
6/7/2011 - Tator girl, it's not the same without you. I miss you more each day. You were truly a blessing to your momma and I. I only wish there was something we could have done to keep you here with us. The memories I have will last for the rest of my life - and they do help to bring a smile to my face. I remember how we use to lay on the floor and play. I remember how you liked it at the lake with your cousins Marley and Tuff. Even running through the snow in the winter. You made us laugh, you made us cry, you made us fall in love with you. You are never far away - as you are always in my heart and on my mind. Rest easy girl. I love you - Daddy.
8/7/2011 - Hi Tator, I just wanted to say Hi to my baby. I miss you sooo much. I look at your picture every day and thank God for the time we had together. I only wish we had more. You will always be loved so very much. Daddy
11/4/2011 - Tator, we have a new member in our family. She is your younger sister Maggie. I am sure you would love her as much as we do. She needed a home and you somehow sensed it and let me and mommy know it was OK. That is just like you - giving your love to everyone unconditionally. I still miss you soooo much every day. I know you are looking over us. Please say hi to both of your grandmas and also to Dennis - he loved dogs. Let them all know how much we love and miss them, and always know how much we love and miss you as well. You will always be my baby girl. I promise to come back an talk to you soon. Until then, run free baby girl - I love you!!! Daddy
12/7/2011 - Hi Tator. I don't know why, but I really, really miss you today. I think it is the realization that this is our first Christmas without you. I would love to be able to give you a big steak dinner as a gift, but I know the menu is probably better where you are. I just wish I could hold you again. Please know that you are never far from my heart, and will never be forgotten. I hope you have a Merry Christmas sweetheart. You deserve everything your heart desires. Take care baby girl!!! Love Daddy.
12/12/11 - Hi Baby Girl. We miss you so much. I know we don't visit here often enough, but always know you always live forever in our hearts. Daddy is having a tough time with your new little sister. She isn't you nor will she ever replace you. I keep telling him that Maggie does like him, but she isn't the daddy's girl you are. I feel really bad about that. She caught a couple of rabbits over the past few days. Remember when you brought yours in the house? it was pretty funny us chasing that rabbit around the house. We miss you precious. Love always, momma.
2/16/2012 - Hi my baby girl - I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. I miss you soooooo much. I love your little sister Maggie just like I love you, but I miss seeing your precious face each day. You were truly a blessing to us. I know I am going to struggle as we approach the one year anniversary of saying good bye to you. I look at your picture every day and smile at all of the memories. Run free my baby - I promise to stop by more often. I will always love you!!! Daddy
4-9-12 Hi beauty. Its's been a year since you crossed the bridge. You are always on our minds and always in our hearts. I miss your sweet face, your big beautiful brown eyes, your perky ears, so much about you. Our hearts will truly never mend over losing you. Now that you're gone, they came up with a stem cell transplant that may have helped your arthritis and eased your pain. We still can picture your pretty face at the front door waiting for us to get home. I know you can run and play without the pain and without getting tired, but it doesn't make it any easier without you in our life. We still have your bed and toys and many pictures of you around the house. You will never be forgotten my beautiful girl. Love & miss you lots, play with Dennis and give him a big kiss. Momma.
4-8-2013 Hi Tator. I cannot believe that it has been two years since we said good bye. I think about you all the time. We have another girl with us now...your younger sister Maggie. I love Maggie so much, but I still have a special place in my heart that is saved for you. We had a special bond and I know how much you loved me. If I could only tell you how much I love you. You gave us so much and asked for so little, that is why this is so hard. I miss you more than anyone can imagine. I miss you so much. Rest easy my baby girl, you have earned it. I love you. Daddy.
10-31-2013 Happy Birthday Tator! I still miss you so much. I hope that you are able to run and play on your birthday, and eat the biggest steak dinner any greyound could ask for. You are, and will always be my baby girl! I know we will see you again one day, but until then, I hope you know how much you are missed. Say hi to Grandma, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa, Uncle Bill, and the rest of the family. We will see them all some day. I l will never stop loving you my baby!! Have a great birthday. Love Daddy!!!
4-9-2014 Hello my lovely Tator. Three years ago today we had to relieve you of your pain. Not a day gods by where I don't think of you. You were special because you were my girl and you made no attempt to hide it. I loved that you loved me so much. That is why it was so hard to say good bye. I know you are in a better place...God would not create such beautiful creatures and not have a plan to take care of them. I will always love you with every ounce of my soul. Thank you for touching my life and making me feel special. Daddy.
Sweet baby girl, it has now been over five years since we said good bye. I miss you so much. You are forever in my heart and I will one day see you again. I hope you are enjoying the friends and family members who are there with you. It hurts to have lost you, but only because you were loved so much. Daddy.
4-13-2017 Hi Tator my beautiful girl. I hope you are having fun and running free. We miss you so much. Maggie is a beautiful girl just like you. We love her to pieces too. You will always be special to us no matter who else is a part of our family. You gave us all the unconditional love we could ask for. You will always be in my heart and I will one day run across the bridge to see you. I love you and miss you so much. Love Daddy!