My love, today you turn fifteen.
Fifteen years ago I had no idea how much my life would change when I said, “I want a golden male.”
Sharing my journey with you has been one of the greatest joys of my life. You made my life better, saved me from a path I wasn’t meant to go on. Your easy and loving demeanor brought so many people and places into my life. People and places I might never have known without you.
Watching you age has been both a blessing and curse. The blessing is you don’t know that you are aging, you aren’t embarrassed when you fall down, or fart in public. A curse because watching you fall and struggle break my heart. I worry I’ll miss the signs and you’ll suffer.
I’ve had dogs in my life as long as I can remember and with the exception of my first dog, Washy, none of them have affected me the way you have.
You make me better. You make me a better person, a better mom, a better dog mom.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me and for molding me into the person I was meant to be.
You are and always will be, my heart dog.