My Best Friend. My Protector.

Nothing design related – I’m just not feeling very inspired.  I am having a really hard time today because I know what is coming tomorrow.  Tomorrow my 12 year old boxer, River, will go to Heaven.

I have struggled with letting him go for a while now. About a month ago, River’s vet told us they think he has spinal cancer and that could be the cause of the trouble he has been having with his back legs.  It’s so hard not really knowing what’s wrong and I can’t help but find myself hoping they are wrong and he will start feeling better.

My husband Ryan and I have made sure River lived it up this past month.  We took him on a solo trip to the beach a couple times.  Rivers favorite thing in the world (aside from his mama, of course) is going to McDonalds and scarfing down a cheeseburger and a vanilla ice cream cone – so we have definitely done that quite a few times this month 🙂

I have never met a dog like River.  He is almost human and has the ability to connect with me as if he knows every thought in my head without me having to say a word.  I got River 2 years after I unexpectedly and tragically lost my father.  My life was a blur until River came along.  He saw me through art school and we welcomed Gretta, my second boxer to our family.  River and Gretta had puppies several times – oh how wonderful and fun that was!  Can you imagine I had 2 dogs and 10 puppies in my apartment at one time.? Of course, they were all adopted to good families once they were old enough, but seriously – what was I thinking?

To River – You have been my best friend and my protector.  I will never love another dog as much as I love you.  I am so grateful to have had 12 wonderful years with you.  You are the best dog ever!  I love you River!


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4 Responses to My Best Friend. My Protector.

  1. Very touching post. The owner-dog link is very special. Just remember the happiness River brought you and vice versa.

  2. Robin says:

    Elizabeth, I’m just reading this. I’m very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

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