My darling sweet Lucky… what a true buddy, companion and loyal friend and family member you have been for the past 15 years. I regret never telling you how much I appreciated you, how special you were to me, how much I appreciated you by my side during the good times, the sad times, and the hard times; so loyal to no end. Did I just take you for granted? I hope you never felt that. I truly cared for you, loved you, played with you, raised you, fed you, I gave you medicine daily (when you reminded me, morning and night), I treated you as though you were another child of mine. Did you feel it? Did you know how important you were to me ?
What a blessing that Stephanie picked you out of the litter 15 years ago. You were totally gorgeous, and we fell in love with you instantly. I can’t imagine how life would have been without you. Stephanie was only 6 years old when we brought you home, and I’m thankful that she had you by her side all these years.
You never got angry, never growled, EVER, never answered back, never got angry with me or Stephanie, you were just always there. In case you don’t know, Lucky, I want to be sure you know, that I was there too, for you, I never left your side, I was with you right until the end, looking right into your eyes, and reassuring you that it was OK, that you could go, and it would be ok… I promised you it would be ok, and it was, Lucky, you went away so peacefully with me right by your side.
It’s strange, Lucky, but some people don’t understand the loss of a pet. But you weren’t’ just a pet…you were MY pet, my Confidante, my Supporter, and like Stephanie said, you were “The best secret keeper for 15 years”… Wow, you sure had a lot to listen to didn’t you ? I’ll bet you left with many secrets, didn’t you ? -:)
You sure were a pal when we introduced you to our sweet ‘Duffy’ (RIP), and then again when we introduced you to Pookie. She is so sweet, and was a great companion to you in the house.. in fact, she became your ears, didnt’ she. She made sure you heard the front door open, so you wouldn’t get trampled on, that it was dinner time, treat time, … But you were special for her too… you took care of her when she was frighented by loud noises, fireworks, thunder & lightening. No worries, now Stephanie and I will take care of her for you…She also has her cousin, Dempsey .. he’s young, but he’s growing on her. He will keep her company, and once in while, and I’ll be sure to send Pookie over to Stephanie’s for sleepovers, and Dempsey will come over here too. Thank you for allowing these lovely pets to invade your territory, but the good news is that they always knew you were the King -:)
I remember when we left Canada and came to the U.S, in 2000, you were only 3 years old, and a real trooper, traveling in the plane in a small bag under the seat in front of me.. …. you never took your eyes off me, and although frightened, you just trusted me that everything was going to be ok. Thank you for enduring the hot summers in Arizona, and sacrificing those many long walks we used to have in Canada, due to the heat. Thank you for being wonderful with children, and anyone that came into our home. Thank you for being our best friend, for never leaving our side, and for reminding me when it was time for your meals, your medicine, or a treat ! You never slipped, you had a memory like no other.
Your memory shall live on, I thank you, I will remember you, and no one will ever replace you. You were one in a million, and I can honestly say that Stephanie and I could never have been any luckier than to you have you, LUCKY, in our life for all those wonderful years. You win the prize for best pet, best friend, best companion, and most loyal.
Adieu (11:11). xoxoxoxo