On May 28, 2012 my beautiful twelve and a half year old Pretty Penny began to show symptoms of a sickness. 4 days later and after a trip to Angell Memorial we helped her the only way possible and that was to send her to doggy heaven.
Penny was an amazing dog with such a gentle nature and kind spirit. She would always greet me at the door with her tail wagging a mile a minute and her signature “Elvis” face with her lips curled up to smile. She’d then turn, run and retrieve a toy, pillow or whatever she could find even if it was one of my sneakers and bring it right back to me! She would do anything to get the attention that she so very much deserved.
I took Penny everywhere. She was my partner at work, my wing-woman out and my teammate at soccer. I’ll always remember her sitting on the bench cheering our team on and if I didn’t bring her somewhere people would ask where she was, if she was ok and why she wasn’t with me.
She left a lasting impression with everyone she met and was not only my best friend but she was always our family of dogs best friend and the leader of all of us.
I’ve had a lot of up’s and down’s since loosing my baby girl but from all of your support I’ve began to focus and realize I shouldnt cry, rather i should smile and be happy when I think of her.
The support you’ve showed me emotionally through cards, poems and just by extending your condolences has helped me tremendously and I’d like to return your compassion back to you or anyone you know that has suffered from the loss of a beloved pet.
Penny went from perfect health to doggy heaven in less than 4 days. We only had 36 hours to spend with her after learning of her illness so if you can do any one thing for me, all I would ask is for you to please cherish the time you have with your pets because you never know when they’ll no longer be with us.
Love your animal and human family and friends. You’ll always be my brown eyed, bad breath, beautiful blonde bitch Love most of all your daddy.
With my best friend Lilly by my side
Dad you can run but you can’t hide!
We’ll chase you all around the house
Like a crazy cat chasing a mouse!
We want some lovin’. We want some food
Even if you’re tired or not in the mood!
We’ve been waiting patiently for you all day,
Now it’s time for you to stay and play!
I know you think we always act silly,
But that just your girls, ❤ Penny and ❤ Lilly!