A Tribute of One Year for My Hunter

by Nancy Robinson

As we all know this day will eventually come, but
we are never prepared to just having memories.
Does the pain ever stop?...................'
In Memory of Hunter "My Bounty Hunter"
One year tribute to his final Destiny

November 6, 2000-August 3, 2009

Tears and a Broken Heart
We Will Meet Again
When the Chain Links

Memories are Golden, so I have been told,
Well, that may be true;
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you
to love and to hold,
Nobody knows how much I loved you.

They say time heals all wounds,
Well, that may be true;
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Well, that I know is true;
I still feel you here with me,
that will always be true;
My own Bounty Hunter
Nobody knows how much I loved you.

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried;
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.
To put my own selfish feelings aside,
and to do what I knew was best for you,
it was as though I also died.

I know that day you knew God was calling you,
Oh Lord I didn't want to lose you,
Before we left I could see the pain in your eyes,
the way you looked at me,
We were going to your final journey to Destiny,
As the sedation took effect,
I could not bear you looking at me.
As the final lethal dose was given,
You wrapped in your favorite quilt, me holding you,
until Angels called you to Eternity.

In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still;
In my heart you hold a piece you and Mateese
nothing can ever fill, nor do I want it to fill.

I know you want me to try to mourn for you no more,
To be happy and to remember the Happy times you and me,
maybe someday.

They say life still has much in store.

Since you will never be forgotten I pledge to you today;
A hallowed place within my heart,
is where you will always stay.

"If tears could build a stairway
and memories make a lane;
I'd walk the path to "Heaven;
and bring you back again"

But as God calls us one by one,
and our last battle cannot be won,
my Promise to you, this chain will link again,
"Until We Meet Again"

I miss your head on my shoulder, you in my lap,
your legs around me like you were hugging me,
when you were just a little pup I carried you
around until I couldn't pick you up any longer.
Your gentle loving Velcro ways, your sigh of
complete content, your stub tail always going,
your goofy ways like almost standing on your
head with your butt in the air, you were a
comic you made me laugh everyday.
I miss the mornings when you would stare
at my eyes to see if I was awake yet, when
I did wake up your stub was going 80 miles
an hour and you would nibble my nose so
gentle, you always had to have your favorite
glove and pillow.

Everyone called you "The Goof"


You are in the hands of God never to be hurt
again. I am so very sorry for all the things you
went through, the break in the scars left on you,
the medical things to see if you could be helped.

It has been a year Hunter, but it still feels like



Comments for A Tribute of One Year for My Hunter

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Thank you
by: Nancy

Thank you, Darren, he was a wonderful pal. He will remain in my heart FOREVER.

by: Darren

Wow. What you have written is beautiful and powerful. I can relate to the love and bond you had with Hunter. My Sadie was such a wonderful dog and companion for 15 1/2 years. I loved her dearly and miss her every day. It's like a piece of my soul is missing.

I feel for your loss. I suspect I will be mourning Sadie for some time. The felt-loss is real but I suppose we can celebrate the depth of love we had with our beautiful pets.

Thank You
by: Nancy

A big Thank You for your comment. Yes he was
very very special to me and always will be.

Beautiful Memories..
by: Anonymous

We lost our Delila at only 4 years old. It's been since June 10th. I still cry every day, my stomach hurts every day, my eyes are forever swollen.

I miss her so much.

I will never forgive myself for making her dental appointment. She died just after the procedure. I am sure from too much anesthesia, but of course they do not tell you this.

I have learned never to take our babies to the vet for the teeth cleaning, it isn't worth it. I was scared into thinking they had to have it done or their teeth could ultimately be their demise, especially the smaller breeds.

Delila was a small 6 lb Maltese.

I thought she would be fine because our older Maltese Darla has had the procedure done 3x and she has been fine.

Now we brush Darla's teeth twice a day.

I can never get our Delila back. My heart aches every single day.

After a year I think I will also honor our baby as you have yours.
How special your Hunter must have been.

I am so sorry for your loss.

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