Its through tears I write this post. Yesterday my lovely little world crashed, and we lost our Eddie.
It was all so sudden. One minute I was getting my breakfast in the morning and he was running down the garden chasing a leaf or something, as usual, he then came in and was mooching around looking for a biscuit, and then the next minute he went very still and quiet. Which is so not like him. He made his way over to his bed and laid down - and then we think had a massive stroke.
Simon was on his way to work and luckily for me on the train so could turn around and get the next train home. My neighbour helped me carry Eddie to the car and was with me at the Vet while they tried to save him. Back at home I waited for them to ring with news, and then just like that phone call came to say there was nothing they could do and we should go and say good bye.
My darling sweet boy, I miss him so very very much. He lived life with such passion and at 100 miles an hour. And just like that he was gone. My heart is broken, but I'm a lucky person for having had him in my life and that he choose to love us.
I remember choosing him at the rescue centre just over 11 years ago - and though he lived with Mum and Dad for 8 or those years, I walked him every day and that's when our mutual love affair started.
After Mum and Dad passed he came to live with us; and although our life was turned upside down by this crazy, happy, muddy dog, we found our rhythm and he fitted so well into our lives.
There is such a big hole now, and for me - I've lost a little of Mum and Dad again, but I know he's running around up there with them now. So for now, sleep tight little boy .... sweet dreams Mummy and Daddy miss and love you.