|excerpt from the poem The Rainbow Bridge|
read in its entirety here
She was the girl in my husband's life when we met. I remember our first meeting well. As I pulled into his drive, there she was...her front paws perched upon the gate of his white picket fence. Curious but friendly. She was quite literally the gatekeeper....the gatekeeper to his heart. I needed to court Scarlett as much as John had been courting me.
Eventually I received her stamp of approval...
...and her blessing.
Once his fancy hunting dog...
...she soon became my princess.
Preferring to retrieve stuffed ducks rather than those in the field.
Our constant companion, even if not invited. Here cutting the cake on our 1st anniversary...do you see her?
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As our family grew, her heart grew to include us all
That day...that day that anyone who has ever loved a dog knows will eventually find them has come and gone.
While it snuck up on us, we did have some time to prepare. Time to replace her collar with a necklace Mischief made for her to wear into heaven.
Rest in peace sweet girl...we will miss you until we cross over the other side of the Rainbow Bridge