I brought Willy home from my nextdoor neighbors garden when she was only two weeks old and bottle fed her for three weeks every three hours. My golden Nicky immediately adopted her and kept a twenty-four hour vigile over her. Wherever Nicky went he took Willy with him. At night Nicky would pick her up in his big soft mouth and carry her into the bedroom to sleep by my bedside. This love affair went on from 1986 to 1999 until my Nicky went to the Bridge. The day he did, Willy cried for him and searched the house all over to see where he was. She cried for weeks, but when I picked up Nicky's ashes, she went directly to the container in which his remains were, and became quiet and peaceful as if she knew he was back home. Nicky was ten months old when he adopted Willy and they were bound by a love so strong that it kept them constantly together. My vet told me that animals form stronger bonds than humans. Well, I believe that, wouldn't the world be a better place if humans had the compassion and unconditional love that our pets have. I miss my Nicky and Willy and hope to be reunited with them when my time on this earth is over. Until then, I know they will be watching me in the shadows and I will still feel the afterglow of their undying love. Keep them all laughing at the bridge my babies. Love you always and forever, Mommy ~ Willy, your old companion Annie has left me on February 23rd, 2007, will you please show her around and introduce her to Nicky?? I don't want my Annie to be scared and tell her that we will all see each other when my time on earth is over....I miss you and Nicky very much and now Annie...Give her lots of hugs and kisses....Mommy 3/28/2007
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