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Had to put down our 17 year old dog yesterday. Here is a small eulogy I put together. Please give your doggos an extra but scratch today.
.On Friday we had to make the incredibly tough decision to put our loyal friend down for the forever sleep.
If you knew Holly you where one of the lucky few. She was aloof but there to hang, intimidating- but only as a front, and a handful depending on what side of the scale ya got that day. She was never boring or annoying and always kept us on our feet ready to explore and get out of the house.
The list of adventures we have gone on with her are vast to say the least. From the countless hikes and camping, to traveling through at least 8 states, she was a wonderer through and through. Especially when she learned to wonder on her own by escaping pens, windows, doors, rooms, tents- you fucking name it and Holly could escape; but she always came back excited and ready for more.
She was also a fighter. She survived an abusive first owner, multiple health ailments to the point where on three occasions we thought it was her time but she came back swinging and ready to take on new chapters. Unfortunately this was the last. Even as she was going down she fought just a little harder.
I am going to miss waking up to the early morning clip-clops on the hardwood floors. The after walk zoomies at 4am. Never being able to use the bathroom alone. Her awful breath from that one tooth. Watching her absolutely loose herself on the beach. And above and beyond- coming home after a 10hour kitchen shift and her running up to me-tail wagging, with her signature jovial greeting howl.
There is a void in our lives now that will never be filled. Goodnight my love. You taught us despite where you are- get out. Despite the obstacles- escape. Despite where you go, always come back to your pack.