|~Cricket in May 2014~|
|~Cricket & Gus in August~|
|~Cricket, New Year's Day 2015~|
- Her big hound-dog bark.
- The way she ran after the dogs and nipped at their hocks when they ran past.
- How peaceful she looked when she slept on the big golden sized beds.
- The hopeful and innocent look in her eyes when she would wait for a treat.
- The way she made us laugh when she would run away from Carl when he'd try to get her to come inside or feed her.
- The wag of her tail.
- The rub of her face against my leg when she wanted attention.
- The way she loved us unconditionally.
- How she gave us something to smile about every day and has left us with a heart full of memories that will carry us through this time as we mourn her loss.
Cricket was unique in so many ways. I know that many of you have lost beloved pets, and it helps to know that in this moment of our sorrow, many of you know what we are feeling right now. A good friend told me today that no matter how much losing them hurts, a life lived without them is a life half lived.
God-speed my little noisy Cricket. You lived life on your terms and you left on your terms as well. At the Rainbow Bridge, I know you have been met by Flossie who loved you first. I'm so grateful to have gotten to know you, love you and share our lives with you. You may have been small in size, but you have taken a big piece of my heart. You will be missed, remembered fondly and not ever forgotten.
|~New Year's Day~|
Thank-you Terri for trusting me and the rescue to take care of Cricket. Your friendship and support over these past few months has meant so much as have your kind words as we both mourn the loss this most special dog.