We had sixteen beautiful years together. You were the world's most perfect dog and my best friend! You moved with me from WA to AK and to CA. You made friends every place you went and were a social butterfly. Everyone loved you. Do you remember how the neighbors would take you for outings during the day while I worked? I remember your sweet hugs. I remember the joke you would always play on new male visitors - putting your paw on their shoe while chewing on your chew - do you remember how awkward they would be in trying to tell me you were chewing on their shoe?
Do you remember how mad you were at me for leaving you in AK? I do. You wouldn't talk to me for a week. Your new dad had to do everything for you. You wouldn't even let me let you outside. I remember how smart you were; you understood so much of the English language. You never needed single-word commands; you understood sentences. You never required being leashed; you always would obey and walk with me. And all your tricks - there were so many.
We still talk about you almost every day. I miss you sweetheart and have for the last 18 years.