We had to say goodbye to our Grady Boy on Thursday, June 17. He was ready but our hearts were not. It had been time for awhile but we were being selfish and keeping him alive for ourselves. That morning when I woke up, he let me know it was time. He was my baby boy for over 12 years and I loved him with all of my heart and soul. He was my constant shadow and I miss him like crazy.
When we got him over 12 years ago, it was supposed to be a temporary thing until we found him a home. But, I quickly fell in love with him and he was my baby boy right off the bat. We were not sure how old he was when we got him, maybe 1 or 2. He had a rough start but the 12+ years he spent with us were full of so much love.
I know that his sister Bella was waiting for him when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge that day. He went to sleep peacefully, on our bed, being loved on by Cody and I as he took his last breath. I know he is no longer in pain and he's running around, chasing the lights and playing in the water. And I am sure that Bella is bossing him around just like she always did!
The worst part about having a dog is having to say goodbye to them. Even when you know it is their time, it still breaks your heart. I miss him following me everywhere I went, I miss his drooly kisses and his constant licking. I miss his snuggles and the way he looked at me like I was the most amazing person in the world. I miss my baby boy.
I hope he knows how much he was loved and how much we miss him. He was the most amazingly sweet, gentle and loving boy. There has never been a better dog than my Grady Boy!
Rest in peace my sweet boy, I love you so much. We will meet again in heaven.