Guest badderh Posted August 29, 2013 Share Posted August 29, 2013 Last night my childhood dog suffered a stroke from a brain tumor, and it was decided this morning that he be put to sleep at the age of 13. He was a good friend who was there for me when I cried, when I squealed with joy, and everything in between. I'm happy that as a determined 10 year old I was an annoying persistent little pain in my father butt who just wanted an adorable puppy from the shelter. In a last attempt to pursued my father to get me that puppy from the shelter, I left him notes on 3 flights of stairs on how much I would love and care for a dog if I got one. As a extra measure, I then switch his bookmark with the newspaper ad with a picture of the shelter puppy into the book he took to work every night. That night he happened to be working with a good friend whose daughter had to give up her 11month old puppy due to her living situation and the next day I was taken to their house and introduced to my best friend. I didn't get that shelter puppy, but I still got the most loving friend I could have ever imagined. He gave me my love for animals, and was a trusted guardian for me and my other siblings. More than once he saved us kids from the grips of danger and always slept at the top of the stairs between our bedroom and the door, keeping an ever watchful eye to ensure we were safe. Even in his old age, when he could no longer climbed the stairs by himself, he would sleep directly in front of the door, so that he knew when a person was entering the house and would bark to let us know someone was there. I'm going to miss my buddy, and wish I could have been there one last time to say goodbye. None the less I'm thankful I could call him my best friend, and that through the good times and the bad he watched over me and stayed by my side. <3 I'm going to miss you Shep and I'm glad you were able to live and long and happy life. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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