I cannot believe that you turn 10 this week! Little did I know 8 1/2 years ago, how much you would complete me. I think that God knew that both of us needed someone special that summer. I remember standing in my VBS classroom when Kenny walked in and asked if I would like a dog and without even hesitating I said yes! Two hours later, you were in my car riding to your new home!
We have been through so much together in the last 8 1/2 years that I couldn’t put it into words even if I tried. I do know one thing is that throughout my illness, you have been my rock. You have always seemed to know when I needed a snuggle and a doggy head on my lap. Even if you did decide that one of those times should have been the moment I got home from my 1st surgery 🙂 I always knew that I would have you to count on when it was just the two of us. You were my protector and confidant.
We have taken many road trips and you have always been the perfect traveling partner. You are always eager to go for a ride, even now in your “mature” age. I just wish you could teach your traveling skills to your younger sister the Spaz. As much as she gets on both of our nerves, Chloe has been a great match for our family and does her best to keep you young and active. Watching to two of you get the zoomies never gets old.
You have been such a wonderful protector and friend to Abby! I love hearing her yell “Chardie!” and get excited to see you when she gets home from daycare. I wish I had had the video camera for your 3am playdate the other morning. While 3am isn’t the most opportune time for such an event, my heart melted as I listened to her tell you all her secrets and giggle with happiness.
While we celebrate your 10 years on this earth and the wonderful 8 1/2 years you have been my family, it is also with sadness that I write as I know that unfortunately our time will not go on forever. Words cannot express my gratitude to God from bringing you into my life at just the right time and the love that I have in my heart for my faithful companion. You will forever be my heart dog and I look forward to making as many memories as possible while we have you with us!
Love ~ Me