Where do I even begin? Letting go of our sweet Beau was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. He was my “firstborn,” a gift for my birthday from my husband our first year of marriage. I had wanted a dog of my own for so long, and Beau was the answer to that prayer. He was there when we brought home both of our children, always happy to slobber them with kisses and never so much as growled at them when they took his favorite chew toys away. Beau never met a stranger. People who didn’t even like dogs, they loved him. How could you not love that underbite? We loved him through three bladder surgeries to remove pesky stones, we loved him through his huge heart (literally and figuratively), loved him right up until the day we said goodbye. We will NEVER stop loving him. We can’t thank Caring Pathways and Dr. Tillman enough for the compassion and gentleness they provided Beau and us. His passing was so peaceful, outside on our lawn on a sunny Winter day. It doesn’t feel like a lifetime with Beau was enough, but it gives me peace knowing he was surrounded by LOVE as he closed his eyes for the last time.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17