Gone But Never Forgotten l In Memory of My Dog Dixie
by Tammie Padgett
(Daytona Beach, Florida USA)
WHEN A DOG YOU LOVE BECOMES A MEMORY
THE MEMORY BECOMES A TREASURE.
Dixie passed away January 17, 2012 in my arms. A big part of me went with her as she was more than just my beloved pet. She was like my daughter and I will always hold her dear in my heart. On her final day, I held her close to me as if she was a newborn child. What strength she had left, she managed to raise her head one last time to give me my last kiss and as if telling me she was tired and was ready to go. I knew in my heart that the time had come and I told her before her final breath I loved her so much and it was okay for her to go. I no longer wanted to see her suffer. I held her close and kissed her before she took her final breath.
I love you Dixie so much and miss you more than you will ever know. You were my world and brought me so much unconditional love and mountains of memories. The journey we shared for 16 years will get me through until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge and cross over together.