Born: April 3, 1995 in Lavaltrie, Quebec (Canada)
Died: January 18, 2007 at 10:35am in Aurora, Ontario (Canada)
Missed Desperately by Mommie, Daddy, Gusia, Uncle Mikey & Gracie
My dearest and most loyal friend and companion,
You ran to heaven today at 10:35 am, finally free from the pain and loss of dignity you had been suffering from these passed few weeks. You ran free, into fields of flowers waiting for you to sniff and roll around in. You ran into heaven, where there are endless streams of cookies and doggie biscuits, and countless squirrels to chase. You ran to a place where only goodness comes to souls as gentle and loving as you. You are now home, ready to continue your most favorite task of watching over your loved ones and keeping them safe. Know that no matter how far you have physically travelled from your family, your spirit and your memory forever lives in our hearts.
My dear baby, as I held your head in my arms today and felt you take your last breath, I prayed that you would forgive us for the choice we had made for you. Understand that we could no longer let you suffer from the pain and indignity of your legs refusing to work. We could no longer watch you fall and look at us helplessly, ashamed that somehow in your paralysis you had let us down. My dearest friend, forgive us for no longer being able to pet your tired and swollen bum, so sore from the tumbles and aches that had plagued you in the last few weeks. Forgive us for we didn't mean to fail you - we merely meant to help a treasured friend in need.
In the first 3 years of your life, you had been abandoned by so many. I remember the fear in your little brown eyes as we'd go for trips in the car, terrified that yet another family was going to give you away. It took some time for you to realize that you were home for good when you came to us in 1998, that nobody would ever send you away again. I pray that in the almost 9 glorious years we had together you understood the value your life had for us. Trust me friend, had there been any other treatment we could have tried for you, you would still be sleeping on your blankie right now.
As you watch us from heaven, know that we will never forget the joy you've blessed our lives with. They say time heals all wounds and although you may see us cry less as time goes on, it's only because tears are being replaced with memories of the good times we've shared. You will never be forgotten, and the ashes that we will have of you will remain at your beloved home for as long as we live.
Goodbye my beautiful baby boy. May God now give you the hugs, kisses and bum rubs we so desperately wish we could be giving you.
Love Always, Forever and More than Words Can Say,
Mommie, Daddy, Gusia, Uncle Mikey and Gracie.
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