I sit here at the computer trying to find the right words.
For once, they just won't come.
You see, 9 years ago, we opened our hearts to this strange little girl.
She was the smallest and shyest of her litter mates.
Sadie, so tiny and so fluffy...so sweet and loving.
From very young, she was quirky...
nothing came easy.
Nothing, except for the love of her family.
Her family was her small circle of trust and she watched over us
as if it were what she was born to do.
Whenever we would return to the house from farm chores,
Sadie would be there to greet us...
no matter what the weather.
(the colder the better!)
This beautiful soul, with all of her quirkiness,
found a big place in our hearts.
Sadly, yesterday, she left this world...
and left our hearts broken...
in oh, so many pieces.
She lived beyond her life expectancy (Bernese Mtn. dogs have a very short lifespan.)
She lived a full life up until the very last couple of hours.
Some massive neurologic event happened suddenly and with it her
heart gave out.
She did not suffer, and passed with all of us holding her and loving her.
We are ever so thankful to Dr. Becky for her help in making Sadie's passing a peaceful one.
The years of tender memories will help to put our broken hearts together again.
For now, though, through tears we say...
"Goodbye Sadie Pie... you will always be in our hearts!"