Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dog's aren't are whole lives, but they make our lives whole...

Our life is a lil' empty as of late as we said goodbye to one of our families nearest and dearest-

This fella, Duke, was the most loyal companion. He has been a part of our lives since the beginning
Everyone of us adored his companionship (especially his sister Dakota) She misses him so very much!!
We traveled with him, planned our lives around him (in part), and just loved on him more then a family can love their pet. If you were to look up the meaning of 'Man's Best Friend' in the dictionary, no doubt you would see this

My hub, David and his dog, Duke were inseparable!! Those of you that know our family well can truly attest to that. In fact, for the past 4+ months David and I haven't even slept in the same bed as he stayed downstairs with Dukie, took him out 2-3 times in the middle of the night, and often times would just lay down next to him wherever he was. We knew this time was coming but nothing can prepare you for having to say goodbye to someone who has been an integral part of your family for the past 11 years. Our hearts are aching yet we are rejoicing; rejoicing that Duke has a new set of legs that allow him to run without pain, rejoicing that he is with our heavenly Father in heaven, and rejoicing in the marvelous grace that Christ Jesus is surrounding our family in and this time of hurt and sorrow. We miss you buddy....We look forward to being reunited with you someday in heaven. Goodbye Duke, Love you!

6 comments:

ScrapBee said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. It is so hard to lose such a very special member of the family. Thinking of you all at this time.

Stephanie said...

even though your barking drove me c-r-a-z-y dukie...we'll miss your gentleness!

Trisha said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of such a beloved friend. It truly is amazing how quickly a dog can become a part of your family and losing them is like losing a person. Rest in peace to your Duke.

~Trisha

The Martins said...

Oh, i'm sorry to hear this!

Tina said...

I'm so sorry; he was beautiful, or I guess I should say handsome ;-)

2awnryboys said...

I am so sory to hear about you Duke....I have recently lost my "Reed" of 11 yrs as well. It is the hardest thing I have ever been through. While I am happy Duke and Reed our in heaven now pain free, it still hurts because they were a part of us.
I hope you heal soon....just know Duke has a play mate up there (my Reed).