This is my dog buddy. I cant believe i am writing a post about my dog but it is nearing the end for him.
This dog has been a part of our lives for 15 years. He now is blind. Can’t hear well he has arthritis and growths in his stomach.
He has heard and seen more than he probably wanted too. He has seen his kids grow up and move away, get married and even have kids of their own.
He has dried eyes, mended broken hearts and been a true blue friend.
Buddy has been our Lassie. When he was younger. He would bark when the kids were in trouble. He taught puppies how to go up and down stairs. We used to joke that when he would bark “what? Josh is in the well?’
Buddy came into our lives in Pontiac Michigan on Thanksgiving. The kids noticed this stray and they coaxed him over with a candy bar. He was abused and malnourished. He had a cut on his face. The kids wanted to keep him and he had no identification. John brought him on our front porch. Buddy jumped up on him and John turned to look at me. I will never forget that “awe can we keep him mom?” look he had.
This dog has been an amazing companion and friend.
When we have needed an extra hug, he was there. When we cried into his neck, he was there. When we came home, he is there. He has been there to protect us, love us, and become a part of our family.
I always thought I would be ready for him to go but as the time gets closer….I find I am reluctant. He has been such an enormous part of our lives. It will be weird to have him gone.
Buddy doesn’t do much now except lay around. He sleeps most of the day and night. He slips and falls on our woods floors and can’t get back up without our help. He ha started using inside as his bathroom and I am still hesitating to put him down.
The thing is, he has become part of the family and it seems wrong to forcefully make him leave. But, I know we have to make that decision sooner rather than later.
I guess I just wanted to publicly thank my dog Buddy for being the kind of dog everyone needs in their life.