Dog Tribute: Dear Brad

Tribute to Brad

That was one heck of a surprise this morning. We did not see it coming.

We know we got you for safety and security but you gave us so much more – so much love, so much joy, so much care, so much understanding, so much patience, so much kindness, so much loyalty. Your love for the family has always been huge and gentle. You would always meet me at the gate and walk me home. Walking this path will never be the same again. I would probably feel a little lonely this time, for some time.

You will truly be missed and I know I will see you again one day. Until then, know that you will always be in our hearts, our favorite big boy!

Sleep sweet and hope you have all the bones and fishes that your tummy can handle up there.

So long, big guy! You are already making me cry.

Erika

Breed: German Shepherd

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Dog Tribute: Dear Winnie

Winnie

We lost you way too soon. I found you paralyzed in the yard after a bee sting and didn’t know what to do. I got you to the vet but there was nothing they could do to save you. I left you at the ER Vet that night not wanting to go. I could see in your eyes you knew it was bad. I prayed you would make it and the vet even told me there was a good chance you would. A few hours later you were gone and my heart was broken.

Only 7 years with us seems all too short. You were such a shining light in our family. I still remember when we went to the airport to pick you up from Tennessee. Right away you fell in love with your furry sister Lily and had to sleep right next to her. Julia named you after her favorite Disney character. After Lily passed away you welcomed a new little brother Oscar into the family and made him feel welcomed.

I have never met a more happy and loving dog. You actually smiled at us and begged for more kisses, especially from Daddy. You loved to chase balls, steal items out of the trash cans, jump up on peoples laps to kiss them and snuggle under the comforter on my bed.

I still look for you every day when I come through the door. I always will. I am so sorry I was not there to hold you as you went on to Heaven to be with Lily. I will always love you sweet Winnie. Your absence leaves a big hole in our family.

Love you forever,

Mommy (Daddy, Julia, Reese, Madee and Oscar)

 

Breed: Dachshund

Dear Maggie,

A Letter to My Dog

Although I didn’t rescue Maggie, she was in my life for more than 14 years. We lost her last year and it has been the hardest year without her. I have faith that I will find another westie .. this time I want to rescue … when the time is right. Mr. Darcy will be the one. My darling Maggie paved a very precious path of unconditional love and affection. I want to continue that in her honor. I love you Maggie… I will always love you and never forget you. xx

Breed: West Highland Terrier