It only seemed like yesterday that you were 9 weeks old and ready to come and join our family. To have an exciting adventure with us. A wonderful 15 year adventure to be exact. You instantly fitted in and became a part of our family. You brightened everyones day with your boisterous puppy ways. You grew up into the most loyal and friendliest companion I could ever have wished for. We walked for miles across the chase, amongst the woodlands, sometimes we wouldn’t see anybody for miles. We would be in the middle of nowhere, but I never feared because I had you by my side always watching my back.
You were a big part of the family
You were brilliant with the kiddies, especially when R & S came to stay over and when my two came along you guarded them with your life, never far away, just lying close by, watching always watching.
You loved your comforts!
Always getting up to some kind of mischief!
And when I looked all over the house for you that day, I remember my heart being in my mouth because I couldn’t find you! But in the back of my mind I knew you must be in the house somewhere! And there you were, I found you all snuggled up in the ironing basket out of all places!
You enjoyed life
You LOVED the seaside. I remember how you would come to life on the beach, running in and out of sea. You weren’t a spring chicken, but that wouldn’t stop you, it was like you were a pup once again.
I remember when you were diagnosed with cushings disease which on it’s own is a horrid illness and can sadly be the ending for most. But two years after you were still as fit and fighting strong.
But then you got weary, with more and more ailments to contend with, it all become too much for you. The sparkle slowly faded from your eyes. I was there Tik, I was there for your every need, as I have always been. I saw your poorly old body giving up. I knew deep in my heart, although I didn’t ever want to admit it out loud, you were not in that happy place as you once were. I was with you right to the end, stroking you, comforting you, kissing your head, never leaving your side.
“My best friend, don’t worry, now is the time to leave all of that pain behind, no more suffering, no more fighting, just peace and a world of never ending fun once again, and one day I promise, I will be there to meet you, so we can be together again.”
Until then,,,,Sweet dreams my boy xxxxx