Last night Doug and I lost a friend. Our friend who was like our kid, Rudy.
We are so thankful for having Rudy as a part of our lives. He came at time in our lives that we needed him most. When we got him we had no idea that we would have troubles having children. He was there throughout out the toughest of tough times as we dealt with infertility. I remember many days not feeling well and Rudy was right there to cuddle with me.
We had no idea that his life would end so soon and are extremely blessed that he was able to make the move to New Mexico with us before it did. Coming here without out him would have been very hard.
He has been such a source of comfort and joy in our lives and we know that we will never be able to replace him.
There are some things that I will definitely not miss about having a dog, but the list of things that I will miss outweigh them. Here are some of them:
- Hiking up Millcreek Canyon and running around Tanner Park, just the two of us
- Cuddling when I had a bad day
- Snapping at kids when he didn’t want to play with them (It never hurt, just startled a few kiddos)
- Rubbing his nose on my leg while waiting to cross the street because he couldn’t wait to get his muzzle off
- Doug giving him a kiss and whispering in his ear “I love you”
- When people always thought he was a puppy even though he only had one eye
- His ears perking up whenever he heard the pop of a tuna fish can, even all the way in from the other room
- When he would chase after cats, approach them, and then not know what to do but stare
- Scratching at my hand to get me to pet him
- Barking at the doorbell on TV
There are many more things that I will always remember about him.
Just a few pics of our time with Rudy…
Thanks for reading, even if I over did it with my love for Rudy.