Friday morning we said goodbye to our faithful friend and companion for 13 1/2 years,
I have to say for never having a dog growing up and not knowing what to expect with him, he was the best dog!
He never complained or had a bad thing to say to anyone.
He loved unconditionally and I know that he showed us more love than we probably did in return. He was loyal and amazingly gentle for being 105lbs.
He was pretty sure he was a lap dog.
He loved the kids and he loved life and even though his spirit was still alive and wanting so hard to go out and play, his body was just not able to keep up anymore.
He could longer get up without help and since his fall last week, each day we see him struggle to get around. It was not fair to him to have to struggle every day and there was nothing more that we could do for him to keep him comfortable.
He is running and jumping and barking at those squirrel now, or perhaps running and diving into the snow like he loved to do.
Either way he is free to run and do as dogs do free of pain and injury.
We miss him so much and we know that he has a spot in our hearts that will live forever.