Celebrating Buddy GirlDear friends, on Thursday December 30th we found out that Buddy Girl had cancer. She had not been feeling well since September. On Sunday the 1st, many of her friends came by to spend some time with her.

Tuckered Out

Bud wearing her party scarf, waiting for more friends to arrive.

We took her to her favorite place on Monday January 2nd, Coronado Island. She splashed in the water, ate french fries from the table, laid with us on the grass, and met tons of little kids.

Waters Edge with Buddy Girl

A little bit of splashing, lots of hugs

As always, and even as sick as we knew she was, she was pure sunshine. People’s faces lit up when they saw her. She had the ultimate Buddy day, and then we let her go.

Final Family Portrait

That day was the ultimate lesson in mindfulness

Puppy albumWhile we are incredibly sad, we also feel so blessed that this beautiful angel gave us eleven incredible years, changing both of us forever. Just like the Grinch, our hearts grew at least three sizes loving Buddy.Pellegrino water bottleSo many people were touched by her, and we have learned so much, that I’ll be writing a lot more about her.
How CuteGood night, Bud Bud.

I wrote my second book to honor her: Golden Angels: A Pet Loss Memoir.