"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's
soul remains un-awakened."
Last week we had to send our sweet, beloved Hooper over the Rainbow Bridge. It was one of the hardest things our family has ever had to do. We only recently found out that he had lymphoma and had declined rapidly.
Hooper adored attention and even if you accidentally grazed your hand on his head, he was your best friend. He would adoringly sit at your feet, looking up at you with his beautiful brown eyes begging to be scratched or played with. His love for water, snow, stolen blueberry pies and roast dinners are something that we will laugh about for years.
Hooper held within his heart secrets that our family whispered when we needed to talk but couldn't find the words. He held patience for all the trucks that Jonathan has drove over his fur, for Alyson dressing him up in all of her clothes and covering him in blankets. He held love for everyone in our family, the way he greeted Scott at the door each day, the way he nudged Destyni back out the door when she came home from school because he knew that was his walk time.
He was incredible and amazing and he kept our family happy and protected, and we will miss him with our entire hearts.
Until we meet again...