Many, many years ago on Christmas Eve Nicole and I received the gift of a lovely Springer Spaniel, Heather. 13 years later, today, we had to make the painful decision to put her down due to failing health. She has had a few health problems in the past few years but nothing could prepare us for todays finality.
Loved dearly by our whole family, Heather had a long and happy life being our very spoiled pet. Whenever I was sad, happy, bored, sick, upset, or just eating lunch Heather was always there for me. I would come home from work or school and sit down to eat lunch at our coffee table so Heather could sit by my side…and share my lunch every now and then. While her passing is still recent, I already miss her like crazy. There will always be a special place in my heart for my little love and I wish that she could still be here with me. I hope the Disney movie was correct and all dogs really do go to heaven. Rest in Peace
I will always remember the night mom and dad brought her home, hoping to surprise us with a gift for the morning. She was filed with excitement over her adoption and ran trough the back yard. Jackie and I were watching tv in the family room and Jackie sits up and asks, “why is dad playing with a dog in the back yard?” Heather quickly became the one present we got to open Christmas Eve and we literally couldn’t sleep that night, (mostly due to her crying from crate training). Heather has been our loyal companion for the last 13 years and saying goodbye was difficult. Hopefully we can be comforted in the fact that she is finally pain-free and remember her youthful days with fondness as we struggle to redefine normal around the house. Forever barking at trash trucks, Heather.