Favorite Toy: Which one are the other dogs playing with ???
Favorite Food: Cheese, and homemade dog treats ( with cheese in them), did I mention Cheese. I am eating RAW now and I think I like it.
Favorite Walk: Around the lake, and anywhere that requires a car ride.
Best Tricks: Disappearing at bath time. Sit, stay, walking off leash, and just being an all around perfect dog.
Arrival Story: Annie picked us when she was a puppy, she was hard to say no to . Annie is like the potato chip of big breed dogs, once you have her you can't stop at one...She used to belong to a friend of ours, who couldn't handle her wild ways. She was left alone and had run of the house. She was the destroyer of everything.. We took her to live with us and she became the puppy I knew she was. Annie is the smartest and sweetest dog I have ever had the privilege of sharing my life with. She is my big helper and makes my life easier. She is also my sunshine. To be loved by Annie is like nothing else in the world.
Bio: Annie is no longer with us. She left this earth to be with her little sister Charley. She was our sunshine. Our everything. Annie was perfection in every way. She had the most soulful eyes that lead to the biggest heart. Everyone loved Annie she never met a stranger whether it was an animal or a human. I will miss her every day of my life, and strive just as long to be the human she thought I was. I miss you Annie now and forever.
"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone."
Annie, you know I always talked to you before I made a major decision :) It is weird not to have you here. I miss how you just stared at me while I rambled on. I know some people didn't get our " talks" but I swear you understood me. Just talking to you made me calmer. You always sensed my moods better then any human I have yet to meet.
This is hard for me Annie. I miss you girls so much. I am a bit lost without you.
we are supposed to go and meet a dog tomorrow. I am sure you already know this. Part of me feels you and Charley set this up. It was so strange to get a e mail that night that a girl needs our help our home. I felt, I hoped it was you. You and Charley taking care of your humans and Bo. Bo misses you guys so much. he is lost too. The kitties are sad. I always thought it was so funny how all cats loved you. even when you didn't feel the same :) I worry about Bo. Which is the only reason I am going tomorrow. That and if this is a sign from you girls I don't want to ignore it. I am scared to go. I am not sure I am ready.
Anyway not sure what I am doing. I just miss talking to you so much.
There is a saying “ you don’t always get the dog you wanted but you get the dog you needed.” I was blessed in this lifetime that I had the gift of both. Charley was the dog I desperately needed to make me a better human. Annie was the dog I had always wanted in everyway. I spent everyday trying to live up to the human she thought I was. Charley made me work for everything, Annie complied with my every whim. Charley was shy, nervous, funny, adorable, threw me for a curve everyday. I spent my days trying to keep up with her. Annie always in the background with support, patience, help and love so much love. All I ever saw in those soulful eyes that peeped at me around every corner was endless adoration. She made me feel worthy of her trust and love. Charley was my firecracker, Annie was my lighthouse in the storm. Calm, stable, smart, eerily human like. and a force to be reckoned with should you forget your manners. Charley was my baby. Annie my best friend. One pulled me in every direction the other one pushed me forward.
Polar opposites behavior wise. But together they were an unstoppable force. The hearts of lions. Capable of so much love and devotion too me that I kept pushing myself to deserve it. They were my yin and yang always balancing each other out, giving one what the other was lacking. Two bodies one soul.
Both my teachers in such invaluable ways. Such gentle and caring souls. Never asking for anything but time from us. Love and time. In return they gave us everything. Brought me so much love that it will have to sustain me for a lifetime. Memories that will keep me warm when the world becomes too dark without them in it. They are woven into every fiber of my being where they will remain until we meet again.
They were intertwined in this life from the moment we brought Charley home. Teacher and student. Sisters. Best friends. Two souls that travel through this universe always finding each other to be whole again.
They take pieces of me with them, all the best pieces I hope. Just as they left me with gifts that will forever make me be more. Be better. Try harder. Help those that can not help themselves. I will make them as proud as they always made me.
Ladies it was the privilege of my life to be your momma, student, teacher, friend, partner, protector. You brought sunshine in our lives. You made every day one of my favorite memories. You made us whole.
Oh Annie. What do I say. What can I say. We foolishly thought we would have you forever. I honestly thought I still had all the time in the world with you. Time to make up to you and Bo the times our lives were so consumed with Charley's needs. While you just sat back and watched with the endless patience and love in your eyes. Silly humans not understanding that time is not a given. Which is why you lived everyday with such enormous joy. You gave joy to everyone all day long. Everyone loves Annie, everyone. You are the sunshine that made everything else bearable.
I have always told you that you have an old soul. While most dogs ( I know you are not a "dog" but for the sake of argument play long) seem to shy away from staring contests :) It was your favorite thing to do. During those times I could feel everything that was passing between us. Love, trust so much trust. I fear I failed you Annie. I am ashamed to say I think you were sick while we were all taking take of Charley's last needs. Where you hanging on for her ? I am so confused Annie.
Who will sit with me endlessly while we solve the worlds problems side by side. Who is going to peep at me around every corner..
Annie I have never had a better friend then you. You made it all look so easy for me. Seamlessly holding us all together with your grace, love, understanding, everything. You are my everything. I need you to know this. More then anything else. I need you to understand that you are the best furry human I have ever known.