Paw Prints Left By You
You no longer greet me as I walk through the door. You’re not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore. Life seems quiet without you, you were far more than a pet. You were a family member, a friend, a loving soul I’ll never forget.
It will take time to heal for the silence to go away. I still listen for you, and miss you every day. You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true. My heart will always wear, the paw prints left by you.
They say all dogs go to heaven right? Well I had the unfortunate experience to send my beloved Deuce there on Friday April 19 at 4:57pm. You were not just a dog but a family member and friend to the community. This has been one of the hardest things to deal with and the hardest post to write but I know writing it down and sharing it with all of you will help.
Where do I even begin!? Deuce was born in June 2005. I can’t remember the exact date but I remember him. I was there when he was born and I can say he was my favorite of the litter. He was just so freaking cute and I took Deuce everywhere! He got his name from tennis. I was going into my senior year of high school the summer that he was born. My dad and I were always on the tennis court so it just seemed right to name him after something to do with tennis. Another one of his siblings was “Ace”.
Deuce was with me through some of the most important times of my life. Through some of the lowest times and some of the best times. Though he was not a dog that played with toys, he loved to lick and he LOVED to kill groundhogs and any other animal on his turf lol. He did not like little kids because they were mean to him but when my nephews were born, he assumed the new role of being “guard dog”. He loved those boys like they were with him his whole life and followed them everywhere. Especially Aiden since he always gave him food or would make a mess. Deuce was always there to clean it up.
You were such a goof ball and a great listener. You always went along with anything I had up my sleeve. Wigs, hats, sunglasses, clothes, reindeers antlers for our picture with Santa. Oh and let’s not even talk about the many times I had to pick you up from the SPCA for running away.
Seeing as I was there when you came into the world and I should be with you when you left this world. Poetic yet heartbreaking at the same time. I’d like to say that you appreciated it. That your mom/best friend stayed with you till the end because I know you would do the same for me. We should all have someone by our side in our last moments.
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