I know that you stayed true to your name b/c you have blessed the Salem and Johnston family for years. I feel at ease that you were Mama and Papa's constant companion and that you watched over Lynnea during your last few months. I know that you will keep Uncle Joseph and PB company and watch over ALL of us. I thank you and love you for being a part of our lives.
-Anneva, Mark and Connor
Posted By Anonymous on 08/05/2009
You came home to us today, and I shed a tear again after receving your ashes and clay footprint. We put you in a place of honor, right next to PB's clay footprint and Barney's ashes. Your little container is so small, and Glen has to remind me that you were never a big dog; you were small. But boy, was your personality BIG.
Immediately after your passing, your sons were withdrawn, Angel, and Oatmeal didn't eat for two and half days. Of course, he gained his appetite back, but I think they sensed and continue to sense your absence. You ran this household and put those boys of yours in their place, didn't ya?
Sometimes, I forget you're gone. As we pull the car into the garage and enter the house, I almost expect to see your anticipating face ready to greet us. When we take Lynnea for her strolls, there's a hollowness in my chest every time I look into her stroller undercarriage. I can still see your little face peering at us from under there. When I call each of the dogs to us by name, your name sometimes slips out of my mouth.
Dear Angel, if we could have done more, we would have. You know that, right?
Know that I still mourn for you. Just knowing that you slept at the bottom of our bed was always comforting. No one has taken your spot there by our bed, but once in a while, I'll see one of the dogs sniffing the area, as if to take in all of what's left lingering there of you. I think they miss you, too.
Still loving and missing you,
Posted By salal on 08/05/2009