My Louie, I just read an article online about how us humans shouldn't hug our dogs because you supposedly don't actually like it....what a joke I say! If you didn't like hugs & it "stressed" you out, then why did you always want to be loved on?! Those crazy people are trying to tell us to stop hugging our babies? They've obviously never had the joy of loving a gorgeous boy like you! I had to share that because I miss your big ole head on my leg. I miss your clown dog pose (I would tell him to do the Clown Dog & he'd stand up on his two back feet & put his front paws in my hand! Pretty good for a big 75lb boy!) That was my very favorite & you'd only do it for me buddy. You'd always "shake" when the girls would ask you to & you loved to play sticks with daddy, that was your special thing to do with him. Well that & playing rough! You'd always go crazy playing with the huge sticks daddy would find for you! I stopped playing sticks with you after I got whacked with a huge stick one day! I was upset, because, well, it hurt...bad! I learned my lesson that day & left the stick playing up to daddy. I can laugh about that now since it no longer hurts.
I'm praying for the hurt of losing you to turn into only fun, happy, fond memories buddy. I don't want to be sad anymore Louie. My heart can only break so many times before it might not fit back together again. My mind was playing tricks on me yesterday. Anytime I'd walk by the sliding door to the deck, I'd think I'd see you out of the corner of my eye, sitting by the stairs like you always did. Then I'd look over & see the place where daddy & I laid you to rest. The sun was shining ALL day yesterday....you loved to lay in the sun. I wish I didn't take our time together for granted...I thought you'd live forever buddy. I have learned a lot during this time of loss & taking things for granted is one of them. I won't do that again buddy, I promise. I've been loving on Spiker & Scruffie (Louie's brother & sister cats) more since you passed. I told them I was sorry for not giving them more love over the years, but I'm doing much better with that. I'm scared they're going to leave me too Louie. They're 11 years old & I don't want to think about them passing, but now I realize no one can live forever so I need to enjoy every day with them as well. Thank you for teaching me that valuable lesson, momma really needed that. I love you lots Louie & I have faith that God will reunite us again <3
Rescued from the Shelter 5/15/2007 * 1/11/2017 Forever in my Heart
------------------------~*~------------------------- "Sometimes the things we can't change, end up changing us."