Oh sweetie I miss you so much already. You were truly the best dog I have ever known. You comforted me when I was sad, you stood loyally by my side when I was lonely, and you always had a sweet grin and a sparkle in your eyes to make me laugh when I needed it most. There’s a big hole in our family without you. Tally is going to try her best to be the dog of the house now, but we both know it’s not the same. You guys were the dynamic duo, but the dynamic part was all you. Tally is the lovable idiot, and you were the voice of reason. The trustworthy one. I hope Tally can remember all the good qualities she learned from you now that you’re not around to remind her every day.
Grace, for all the times you let me squeeze you and cuddle you to ease my own sorrows, I’m sorry there wasn’t another way for me to ease yours today. I hope you know we did what we thought was best. I’m sorry you were scared and in pain. We tried to help you as best we could. I try to imagine you in an never-ending playground filled with over-sized plush bones, soccer balls, and frisbees, and free of any large, hyper dogs that like to hump. I know how they always annoyed you. I hope you can find infinite sunny spots and cushy beds for the rest of eternity.
Your dad and I will think about you often. Tally is your spitting image, and we’ll never forget that you were her mom, and its because of you that we even have her in our life. Whenever we see a cat when we’re walking, or a dog in a jeep, we’ll think of you. When we’re sitting in the shade by the pool, and when we hang your christmas ornament, we’ll think of you. You’ll always be with us.
I know your spirit is soaring sweet Grace. The world was lucky to have you as long as it did.