how to be energetic all day
Today I said goodbye to my best, most loyal friend. Buster you were always by my side with unconditional love. When you were young you were goofy and akward and accident prone. You always had us laughing with your antics. I remember you supermanning over fences in a single bound and knocking over humans and dogs alike with your inpressive butt body checks. You were always a beautiful, athletic dog and an excellent partner in crime. We shared so many great times at Great Falls.... You were always happy and how to be energetic all day and ready to sprint up the next hill. You became a father and we moved to the country. You, me, Sunny, Dozer, Bailey and Sasha. All whom you outlived. We had so many good times playing in the lake, staying up all night enjoying bonfires and friends. Everyone loved you Buster, your charisma and personality. So sweet a friend to all. You were always there to greet me when I came home and that is one thing I will miss so much. By the time we came back to Fairfax you had become an old man. Dozer and Bailey were gone and Sasha found a new family to spoil her for her few remaining years. Sunny got sick and passed away and Sasha, I was informed, passed not long after Sunny from illness. So it was, as it was in the beginning, just you and me. I was always against euthanasia and I always believed that when the time came, God would take you. I have watched you slowly wither and fight this last year and I came to realize that for such a majestic beautiful being you deserve better then not being able to climb up on the couch or down some stairs without falling and hurting yourself. You deserve better then not being able to use the bathroom without assisitance. You deserve better then being alone all day while I am at work. Today Buster, I did one of the hardest things I have ever done because I owed it to you to let you pass with some dignity. I owed it to you to give you mercy. I owed it to you because you have been my friend, unconditionally. I know that my mom and Sunny and all your pups were there at the gates to greet you. I know you or no longer in pain and that you are probably running and playing in a field full of flowers, the sunshine beaming down on you, surrounded by your family and friends. I know Buster, that we will see each other again one day. I will miss kissing your face. I will miss your hugs. I will miss you keeping my feet warm when we sleep. I will miss your snoring. I will miss your big smile. Honestly, I am scared, because for the first time in as long as I can remember, I am all alone. I will never forget you and I look forward to seeing you again one day. I kknow you will be there to greet me when my time comes. Rest in peace Buster. My sweet puppy dog. I love you.