Well, my dear best buddy and love of my life. It was 10 years ago tomorrow that you were born into this world. Out of the ashes from my previous dog, Brutus, and hence your namesake.
There is so much of him that he’s brought to you. You just finely tuned in things so much better. I’ve been profoundly, forever blessed by you, sweetie. You changed my life forever to make me a better person. I know, I know…but I’m getting there.
The pics are in no particular order. And, I’ve included all of your sitters over the past 10 years except I couldn’t find one of Tessa or Kat. Yes, the one you miss the most is there as I’m sure Courtney misses you.
How ironic that you are sleeping 30 feet away from me right now. Across the fence with the neighbor girl, Elizabeth. I did so much better tonight than last time yet I missed you even more this time. But, you have no idea how many times I called for you or went looking for you. I’m getting there. Meaning, your life lesson to me.
Thank you always for everything. Tears are pouring down my cheeks as type this.
I have over 5,000 pics of you so it was impossible to choose. I did my best for you.
Happy 10th birthday to you Phoenix, my Golden Retriever!
Yes, I saved your favorite for last, kiddo.
I will love you forever. Happy 10th birthday Phoenix, my Golden Retriever.