My Beloved Jolee and Dennis
(North Miami Beach, FL)
I remember when you both were given to me. Jolee, I took you away from my sister with the pretense that I would take care of you during my vacation. Instead you stayed with me for 18 years. Dennis, you came a little after I took Jolee. What a joy you both were. I loved you more than anything in this world.
Dennis, I am so sorry that you suffered with pain. I did not realize that you had a hernia. When I took you to that first vet to check he said it was just fat. Why didn't I make him take an xray? Why did I just take his word for it?
I am sorry we had to wait until morning to take you to Dr Perez to have her check you. You cried all night. God I am so sorry. She said it was a hernia and you needed to be operated. The operation went well.
I was so sure you were going to be fine. I brought you a new bed and cleaned everything for your arrival home. I was so happy thinking about bringing you home. On the third day of recuperation things went wrong and you died. I did not get to say goodbye and tell you what a wonderful little boy you were.
What a difference you made in my life and in my heart. I love you and miss you, Dennis. I know you're up in heaven and I will see you again. Died 1/14/2012
Jolee, I miss you so much. You were like no other dog. What a beautiful and special dog you were. Even at your age you were the most resilient little dog I ever had the pleasure to own. Still at 18 you ran to go outside.
Every day I got up, I could count on you to walk next to me to the bathroom and lay on the mat while I bathed. Even when I swept the floor you followed me.
You became weak and I was spoon-feeding you for several weeks. It was not normal. But I wanted you to stay for me. I knew I had to let you go but I could not find the courage. I told myself that on the day that you would not follow me in the morning, I would know it's time.
And on that Sunday 10/13/2013, you did not get up to follow me. I promised you I would find the courage to set you free. I took you to the vet. I stayed with you to the end. I said my goodbyes. I told you what a wonderful friend and companion you were. I will always remember you looking at me as I cried.
I hope you did not worry about me, I will be fine. I love you and miss you, Jolee. I prayed for you to find Dennis in heaven and wait for me. My heart aches for both of you.