Shadow, Our Gentle Giant
by Faith Poirier-Loo
(Vacaville, CA USA)
We celebrate 9 1/2 years of love and memories with our dear dog Shadow. He was bigger than life in his physical stature, good looks and wonderful personalty. He always tried to make children and small animals feel safe and comfortable by getting down on the ground to make himself smaller and less intimidating.
He loved to go everywhere with us, work, errands, camping, walks, truck rides or even the dump. He was so aware of his surroundings. He would notice when I moved a piece of furniture in a room or rearranged the garage.
I will miss him sitting "on" my lap and the way he showed us so much affection. His bark and big beautiful face were always waiting for us in the front window when we came home. Even in the end, he had a small tail wag for us, loving eyes that said to us that he loved us and was grateful for all that we did for him.
Shadow, you will be missed and always remembered. Thank you for being a great friend.