This is a tribute to you Graycie! I lost my sweet girl on October 2, 2017 and I miss you so much. Our friendship started in July, 2003…I’m the lucky one because you picked me. I rescued you from a rescue home in Colorado Springs at the age of 8 weeks and in turn…you rescued me back. I was upset because they kept you and your sister in a very dark garage. Since then you would never step foot in the garage. You were relentless about going home with me, you were sure…and we began our amazing life together. You loved to play ball, Frisbee and go on walks and each time I bought you a new baby…you acted like it was the first one you ever received. Your overflowing toy box was stuffed with all your loves and you tended to and kissed each one. I cooked for you….people would laugh at me but nothing was too good for you. You made my life complete my sweet Graycie girl. I spoiled you and you deserved it. I was so happy you loved going to the cottage as much as I did, playing with the chipmunks…well more like chasing the chipmunks, splashing in the water and rolling around in dead fish. Oh how I couldn’t get the smell off of you and it didn’t seem to bother you at all. Our camping trips were so amazing because you were there to explore everything with me. Birthdays and Christmas won’t be the same without you. I love you so much and I miss seeing your sweet face.

I was fearful these past few years because my girl was starting to show signs of getting old. She didn’t walk as fast as she used to and she was getting tired. It was the hardest decision I ever had to make in my life. I laid on the floor with you on our last night together. I wasn’t going to leave you alone for one second. I talked to you about all of our amazing adventures we experienced together and how much I loved you and being my best friend was the greatest gift I ever received. I was very scared, scared of being without you and when you took your last breath we were staring into each other’s eyes. I wanted my eyes to be the last eyes you saw.

As you went to the Rainbow Bridge, I pictured you playing and saying “look Mom, my legs don’t hurt anymore” and the cute puppy that has always been in you…shown bright again. Until I see you again..my love…rest in peace.

I will love you forever and ever my sweet Graycie girl.