My favorite memories of Pippin are plentiful. I remember her trying to figure out stairs the first day I brought her home. I remember her orneriness when I would try to read rather than play with her so she would stand on her back legs and flick the light switch on and off so I couldn't read. It worked every time. She trained me so well, haha! And oh how much fun we had playing bubbles together.
She always had a strong need to be with her people. Even the last days of her life she did her best to move her tired body to whatever room we were in to be near us. And she definitely lost a piece of her zest when her sister passed a couple years ago.
Dogs are such beautiful animals. They love so fully and are so quick to forgive. I was not a perfect owner but she loved me anyway.
I'm so grateful to have had Pippin in my life. I'm grateful for her beautiful spirit and love. I'm grateful to know she isn't in pain anymore. I'm grateful to have had time to just sit and cuddle her over the last few days. I'm grateful to take yesterday to just mourn. I'm grateful for all the years she stood by my side. I'm grateful for all the laughs she gave me and all the wet kisses too. I'm grateful for the memories. Rest in peace my sweet baby.
May today remind us to cherish the ones we love. Have a beautiful day!