Why Did You Have To Be Such a Good Boy?
Why did you have to be so smart? I now know why you were so big, because you had so much love to give.
I miss bear hugging you and your reaching back to give me a kiss to let me know you loved me just as much. I miss having to hold you back inside when I left for work and later when you would give me the evil eye because the lights were on, as I was preparing to go to work in the early morning hours.
I miss how you knew I was cooking you a burger and would bark from outside to let you in just as it was coming off the foreman. I miss how you would bring me the leash when you were done eating so we could go for our nightly walk.
I miss you giving me a kiss as I was laying on the ground fixing the cars and then go and lay down directly in my way so I would take a break. I miss watching you roll over in the sand right after mommy finished giving you a bath.
I miss you barking at mommy and me when we would be horsing around, telling us to behave. I miss you heading straight for the door whenever I gave you a bone. I miss watching you play with your babies (stuffed animals) and bringing them in when it was time to go to bed.
I miss watching your paws move when you would dream. I miss your snoring.
Home is not the same without you. I still walk around the spot where you would sleep outside our bedroom door. You were too smart for your own good. That is what makes this so hard. I know if you were still here, you would be by side, giving me comfort by leaning on my with your 120 pounds of love.
Right now I need you to give my arm a nudge so I can give you a bear hug as you reach back and give me a kiss. You are Mommy's Mutt and you will always be Daddy's Doggy. I love you so much and I miss you forever. Be a good boy.