In loving memory of my best friend

Here’s a picture of Hunter where he’s just very relaxed and happy. He loved to lay on this couch right in front of the bay window and watch everything going on outside. When I would leave to go out he would get up there and watch me go. I almost expected him to wave as I was leaving.

I’m going to sound like one of those people who think they have the best dog ever. But, truth of the matter is, I did. He joined our family when he was 9 weeks old. We wrapped him in a blanket and held him all the way home and he only wimpered once leaving his mom and siblings, as if he knew that he was going to a loving home. He was 1 in a litter of 9…all beautiful and healthy pups. He was so much fun as a puppy ….never chewed, very rarely barked, and, loved everyone. He especially loved his walks and meeting up with other dogs in the park. The walks were long and when he got home he conked out. Hunter was with us for 13 + years and no one could ever love him more. It was so obvious that he was failing and It was on my mind constantly as to how I would make the decision to end his life. It would have been so hard. Hunter knew how hard it would be for me and so he made the decision. It happened on New Year’s Day when he wouldn’t leave the bedroom, wouldn’t eat or drink, (we always knew that when he stopped eating that would be a sign) ,as if to say “it’s time”. We were all gathered around him, petting him, hugging him and loving him, telling him what a good boy he was and it was all right to let go. And he did.

There’s an emptiness in our home and we all miss him terribly. He always came bounding in my bedroom early in the morning to wake me and I now have to wake myself. Although I have to say that I sometimes think I hear him galloping in. And I sometimes feel like I catch a glimpse of him out of the corner of my eye. He’s no longer lying by the front door waiting for me to come home. He was my buddy, my best friend and he’ll always hold a special place in my heart. He was really a good boy.

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