My companion for almost seven years is no longer with me. A life I was responsible for everyday is gone. My daily hiking and exploring partner will never take another walk with me. My protector from all that could harm has been sent to guard the gates of doggie heaven…….
The very first and last day I was blessed with our sweet Rex
Right before Halloween my Rexy became ill and then the week before Christmas we were given the terminal news. With a caring vet sending us home to enjoy our last Christmas with my knight and shining armor, our entire family was able to say their goodbyes and smother him with the love he gave us everyday of his life.
He would have been seven on Valentines Day 2018 sharing the birthday of another loved one taken too soon. In his short time on this earth he walked by my side whether it was good or bad days, laughing or crying, Rex was there for me to reach over and stroke either to share in the happiness or comfort during the sad times. He was the last eyes I looked at before going to sleep and the first when I woke up. He was my responsibility and child at home to take care of when all of ours became adults and left to start their own lives. He became the big brother to our grandchildren and let no harm come to them.
Since the age of 6 months old he traveled everywhere we went. He peed in every Great Lake on the way to the U.P. of Michigan and has been up and down the east coast to swim in countless lakes and rivers while we fished. He has walked on the Appalachian Trail on Mount Katahdin in Maine, named by the Penobscot Indians which means greatest mountain. He has tenderly licked tears from many cheeks and equally brought tears of joy to countless. Rex protected our family and friends from would be assailants or predators and gently nuzzled us at night.
Rex is Latin for King and a king he was to all of us. He was my friend, my confidant, my protector, my child, my responsibility and a part of my daily life I will forever miss.
I and my family are forever blessed by having Rex part of our family unit for as long as we did. You will be missed and always loved.