Monday, June 25, 2012

all dogs go to heaven...



Bentley….sweet, sweet boy.
You didn’t live with me, but you were my family, you were mine.
I didn’t even know you were sick, Puppy.  In a way, I wish I had known, but for what? To have spent the last 4 months dreading this news?
You were an angel with fur, all boundless energy and unwavering loyalty; mischievious spunk and super-canine strength.
You loved and protected my mama with the fiercest loyalty, knowing she was sick with a 6th sense that only a sweet, loving doggy could. You sat by her feet, day and night. Slept at the foot of her bed, made sure she knew she was protected.
You could never control yourself, overcome with excitement, your huge body knocking down visitors, paws on their shoulders in one fell swoop, tail wagging so hard it could take out a small child. Or a large adult, really. Tearing off down the street after a bird, or a squirrel, or a stiff breeze, ripping your mama’s wrist out of its socket, landing her in surgery…oh Bentley.
You loved salad. You crazy, silly ball of fur…what dog loves salad? What dog puts on a necktie and goes to work with his dad? What dog was loved so much and so fully by the humans in his life? You were, sweet Ben….
Thank you for the memories, the laughs and the love. I was the luckiest to call you family.

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8 comments:

Amber said...

So sweet, sounds like he had a lot of love in his life:)

Grace Alexander said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how wonderful our furkids can be. I agree...all dogs go to heaven.

Andrea said...

Oh Rach...love you!

Sami said...

Rachel! I'm so sorry to hear about your pup sweet girl :( This breaks my heart! Hope you are okay!

Jamie said...

Hugs to you. Sorry for your loss. Dogs are the best.

insertwittytitleheremomstired said...

Oh how sad! I'm so sorry Rach. The love of a dog is amazing.

Courtney B said...

Rach! I am so sorry! I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a dog (who is totally a member of the fam!) It hurts SO bad. Sending hugs and love your way!

Skye said...

Oh god so sad. We lost our 16 year old retriever a few years back and even though it was his time and he was very old & sick, it still sucked bad. I cried for weeks. It's totally like losing a family member. Sorry for your loss my friend. Keep his memories alive with good pictures & happy memories. :(