You were a companion sent from heaven especially for us. Sent at just that perfect moment in life when I needed you the most. You came as a puppy Christmas 2004, barely 6 months old, born May 29th, 2004.
On February 5, 2005 I was in a terrible accident and lost my right leg. Although I was really very fortunate to have survived I felt my life had just as well ended instead of being crippled the rest of my life. Ten days in the hospital and returning home, you were there so happy to see me home again. With much healing to go through, you were constantly at my side. If I moved, you moved. Often you were even in bed with me, just watching over me.
I didn't think I'd ever be able to do much again. Wouldn't be able to take the walks with you that you always looked forward to or play tug of war which you usually won. But you insisted that I get back up, get the prosthetic on and go on with life. You really were my physical therapist, pulling on me all the way.
The years rolled by and you were always with us no matter where we were headed. Travelling cross country or down the coast, you were there for the adventure. So many photos were taken of you posing with us or all the other family members. Everybody loved you and you loved everybody. Being a St. Bernard, you were special in so many ways and filled with 100% pure love.
Suddenly one day out of the blue you began to limp on your left front shoulder. A quick visit to the veterinarian thinking is was but a sprain because the way you jumped around for such a large dog. Two hours later after the X-rays revealed a massive bone cancer had totally destroyed much of the bone structure in your left shoulder. There was nothing that could be done the Vet said. There was amputation and chemotherapy that may prolong your life for another year but there would be much discomfort and pain.
The hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life I made on May 30, 2014. One day after Maggys' 10th birthday. It was my decision to make and mine alone. I couldn't bare to see you suffer but I could be there with you to help you to a better place without pain or discomfort.
I love you and miss you so much
Bobby & Patsy