Saturday, March 5, 2011

Goodbye Cypher. January 30, 2000 - March 5, 2011

I just held my best friend's head in my hands as he let go of life.

Cypher had been having leg troubles for a few months. His tail never stopped wagging and he would still follow me up and down flights of stairs just to be close. The past month he was in obvious pain as he followed me about the house. On Wednesday we found out that his chronic limp was bone cancer. By Friday he was finding it difficult to make it to the water bowl. At 12:15 this afternoon I had to say goodbye.

I've had him since he was a pup and he had been a constant companion for the past 11 years. He saw me through some of the toughest points in my life and was there to make the joyous moments that much sweeter. I feel blessed to have had him in my life for so long and I don't have words to describe my feeling of loss. I miss him desperately.

I'll never forget you Cypher. I hope I brought as much fulfillment to your life as you did to mine. Thank you for waiting until I had Sarah and Lucy to get me through this.

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