I remember the way you used to sleep on my neck when you were six weeks old. I remember how you and Mickey used to love your happy meals. I remember all the trips to Florida, Arkansas and in between. I remember how you used to take me for walks, lol. I remember the crippling panic I felt when you and Mickey snuck out the fence one night and went out on a little adventure. I remember how you used to follow me absolutely everywhere, even from one end of the couch to the other. I remember your silky hair, your “tusks” and then no teeth at all. I remember how we used to dance around the house. I remember how I used to hold you up close to my face and look at us in the mirror pretending you got your good looks from me. I remember how you loved wine & beer just like Mommie! I remember how you and Mickey used to sing in unison. I remember your first dive into the pool and how much fun you had…. and I remember the bloody paws from running on the concrete all day with wet paws from your swimming festivities. I remember your relentless pursuit to attack the automatic pool cleaner. I also remember how I eventually had to surrender the pool to you, as you would not let anyone in it unless they were 100% committed to entertaining you! GOOD TIMES!! I remember that you did not care for Mickey at first and even less for Maddie when she came along. I remember absolutely everything about you, Ranger. I remember when you first started showing signs of your age and growing weak. But you never quit being excited to see me and you never quit loving me. We always said “Mommie & Ranger are like Peas & Carrots, we go together!” I have never loved anything or anyone like I love you. You were Mommie’s first born and you brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life–you still do. It has been a year since we parted and I still talk to you and Mickey every day just like you were in there on the couch, and I always will. A true love story never ends. I love you so much and I cannot wait to see you on the other side Until we meet again my son, play in paradise.