. . . but never wished to write. We laid our dear pup, Carlos to rest. We thought for sure he’d be around for the holidays – we pleaded for him to just hang in there, but it was too much to ask. We were thinking only of our needs. Carli and I gave full discretion to Woody to make the call. Though Carlos gave love equally to all of us, Woody had a unique bond. On Thursday, Woody received clear communication from ‘Los that it was time, Woody exclaimed, “See, I told you Carlos could talk.”
There’s just no easy way to say goodbye to a dear friend; the sort of friend which supports you in your darkest moments, your deepest grief, and gives love endlessly, selflessly. I mean, who else goes totally insane with joy when you walk through the door – even if it’s a dozen times a day? The love we received from Carlos was as constant as the sun. There is no argument from me, a man’s best friend is his dog. His passing leaves a big hole. I hold on to the hope that we’ll reunite somewhere, somehow, someday.
So, we’ve had a few very long days around here. . . pacing, crying, sulking. Then, we force ourselves to recall all the wonderful, goodness that never would’ve been, had Carlos not been part of it. We adopt our pets knowing full well we will outlive them, therefore we must accept subjecting ourselves to this part, the profound loss.
Carlos, being a part of a family with a girly-girl, had to keep his pride in check. From painted toenails, to pink boas, there were no limits to the humiliation which he would endure in stride:
On second thought, I guess I can’t hold only Carli accountable for subjecting Carlos to un-dog-like photo ops:
Regardless of exposing Carlos to goofy fun, he was family, and gave us opportunities to teach and learn many things, such as sharing toys:
And being a good sport:
And, just like family we celebrate each birthday:
And, honor emergency room dashes with photos and bragging rights:
But, the best part about having Carlos as a part of our family, was all the love:
Rest in peace, our dear old friend:
we miss you….