It has been 1 year since I began to fear that we would lose you. I had no idea just 3 days later I would be whispering goodbye into your soft gray ears. I as I held you in my arms while you passed away, I wanted you to remember all the sweet days and adventures we had together. I also hope you knew how deeply you were and still are loved. You came into our lives as a starving stray from the shelter; that fact never ceased to amaze us that anyone would have given you up. Though we had a bit of a rough start, you quickly blossomed into such a gentle, self possessed and graceful soul. You were my faithful companion and dear, sweet friend for nine years. You helped the kids grow up, went for endless walks, hikes and car rides, loved curling up on Dad's lap (he still desperately misses you too) and always were up for any adventure. It was only after your death that I realized you were also my emotional balance and finding my footing again has been hard. I do not know what your first 2-3 years were like, but I hope you found peace within our home and so much love. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and miss you deeply, but I try to focus on all the good days we had together. Still, though that day was my most heartbreaking, I am glad I was there in the end for you. I promised I would care for you all your days, even at the very end of your life. I was not there at your beginning and could never take away the hardships you must have endured, but I was there at the end, loving you. I will love you until my end as well. I Love you always my sweet girl!
Lori, Daisy's Mom and now Luna's Mom