Tuesday, September 14, 2010

in loving memory

For those of you who knew Dee's dog Patches, Patches left us today and is waiting for us at the rainbow bridge. Her death was not totally unexpected because of her recent illness but we are never prepared for the loss of a loved one. When we pick up that cute little puppy or rescued dog and take them home it never enters our mind that we will outlive them. All we care about is giving back to them the love and light that they bring into our lives.

This morning however, Patches let us know that it was time to leave for now. It was even harder without Dee being able to be here. She was, however here in spirit, energy and love. The staff at VetMed was so gentle with her. We all surrounded her with love and I held her in my arms until she passed into the arms of God.

I will never hear a squeaky toy without thinking of her because she always took them out of every toy. She never really liked small dogs coming into our home yet she allowed little Duncan in and even allowed him velcro himself to her mom....she was a bit of a bully taking a toy away from one of her siblings and playing keep away until finally giving it up....and of course had to be on the bed if there was a thunderstorm which she knew was coming before the weatherman. Patches spent so much time around huskies she even began to "sing" like one.

There are no more storms for our beloved Patches. She is remembered with humor and love.

Godspeed my friend.....We really did love you and were blessed with your being a part of our lives.....Moe, Triumph, Whisper and Duncan