Monday, November 2, 2015

All Dogs Go To Heaven

It was a late Thursday night when you took a turn for the worst. You couldn't move, your breath shallow but you crawled onto my lap and let me pet you for about an hour. You were surrounded by all the people who loved you most. You looked up at me and took your last breathe. It was quick. I could feel the life leave your body. I sat with you for a few hours and cried. You were my very first baby, you ruined my shoes, begged at every meal, but you loved us. You loved Jackie boy so much and I will never forget that. We buried you in the backyard. The place you loved to run and play the most.

Our house is quiet now, we laugh a little less and Jack calls for you all. We told him you went to Heaven. I'm sure he doesn't understand but maybe some day he will. I'll tell him you taught him so much about love, loyalty and the best way to treat our fury friend. 

We miss you Bogart. Thank you for all the years of love and laughter. We are forever grateful. 

Shortly after Bogart's diagnosis we asked our good friend Katrina to take a few "Bogart Bucket List" photos. In September, we went apple picking as a family. The orchard where our little family began. We wanted to have some keepsake photos of Bogart for Jack when he gets older. Katrina sent these to me the day before Bogart passed away. I am so grateful for these images. 


Jen said...

I am sending so much love your way, he was such a special boy and he was lucky to have you all.

Meg Taylor said...

I love the photos of Bogart and Jack. I'm so sorry for your loss!

K said...

So sorry for your loss! We just had to put one of our dogs down last week and it was absolutely terrible, as it always is. Thinking of you!

Molly said...

This was beautifully written. I've loved following along with Bogart's adventures for the past few years and he always seemed like such a good dog. Thinking of you and your family. <3

Blubtrflygrl said...

Awww, this post just made me cry. Thinking of you!

Courtney Howell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of their families.

Amy DeVito said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm so glad you were able to get these pictures of Bogart & Jack. Like I've said before, Bogart was so lucky to have you guys and you all were so lucky to have him.

Have you read this poem?:

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