Friday will be a very sad day as we say goodbye to our beloved pet and family member, Margaret. I still remember bringing you home from the pet shop in the car and how you were so small. Dad couldn’t even be angry because you were so darn cute. You’ve always loved car rides, right from the beginning. You were such a huge part of our lives for the last decade. You were always the first to the door to say hello with your tail wagging and a toy to be shared. Your sense of humour was unmatched and I loved watching you hip check and chomp chomp your teeth at the other dogs at the off-leash park as you played so happily. I’m so devastated. We are all so devastated. You were such a good, loving, kind and loyal dog. You made me happy when no one, and nothing else, could. You saved me during the hardest times and you were always there. We were so blessed to have found you and it feels like you were made for our family.
I still remember how naughty you were as a pup. You would get into garbages, run away, and eat underwear but we still loved you. You loved to be chased and loved to play with us and especially enjoyed helping to open gifts at Christmas. As you got older, you matured. You were still funny and smart, but realized that getting into trouble wasn’t all that exciting anymore. You have always been a joy, my pixie girl, but especially in your adult years. You loved taking long walks along the water, socializing, sitting out on the grass, and even swimming on occasion.
Margaret, Friday is going to be one of the hardest days of my life. I love you so much. Our family won’t be the same without you. Dad never cries but he’s been at it all day. You were his girl. He loved giving you scratches after dinner and having you keep him company in the basement. Mom is trying to be strong but she was your main caregiver and she will miss her companion. Everyone who met you loved you. You are an amazing girl. You will be greatly missed. It’s time to get your wings, baby dog. You will be in our hearts forever. —Mom