Our Dearest Hannah,

Our Dearest Hannah,

Sweet Princess, how is it that one such as you could save us in our despair. You came to us one cold February day. Your previous owner was hardly at home and you spent allot of time at the boarding place.

You didn’t really understand what “loving” really was, as far as a hug or kiss. You were merely content to just have someone throw the tennis ball and not really touch you that much. It took a bit more than a year, but you finally came around and let us hug you and kiss your beautiful face.

We got you to keep North our older Golden company and so he could have a playmate. The two of you hit it off wonderfully. You were a great travel dog, calm on car rides and great about not chasing the Buffalo at Yellowstone – our favorite annual road trip destination. Lots of road trips and numerous different states – you have allot of wonderful stories to tell.

Unfortunately – that horrible day in July of 2009 came and our wonderful baby boy, North left to pave the Rainbow Bridge with Golden rays. I guess he wanted to make sure everything was set and ready for when you would join him once again.

How can I tell you that you honestly saved us from utter despair when North left? We were devastated and at the time we didn’t know if we would make it through. We know you miss him…as we do. I see it now, some of the “far away looks” you have, North had the same look on his face shortly before he left. It scares me to see that.

You are 13 now, your arthritic body sometimes just will not cooperate with you. Your strong will has helped you survive for 8 months now after your cancer diagnosis. You sleep allot now, your eyesight is failing and your hearing is getting quite selective.

My Princess, our Baby Girl you have saved my life merely by allowing me to be a part of yours. Thank you is not nearly enough…but there it is..THANK YOU!

When your time comes precious girl…you will cross the bridge, not as a rescue dog but as a hero who saved us.


Breed: Golden Retriever


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