18 Feb DORA
September 3, 2006 – February 13, 2016
I can’t help but smile when I think of her, which is exactly how it should be. From the moment she came into my life, it became clear she had her own agenda, her own schedule, her own way of doing things and I simply had to adjust. Her days started pretty well the same every morning – me rooting through the sheets trying to find her, a tummy rub and then dragging her out of bed. She wholeheartedly subscribed to the belief that the only reason to actually get out of bed was to have breakfast and then have a nap on the couch.
She loved napping, carrots, sunbeams, sleeping horizontally across the bed leaving me with as little bed space as possible, and short walks on level roads. She hated snow, cold weather, baths, rain and hills. She particularly hated birds in the backyard and took great pleasure in keeping the yard bird-free… and let’s not get started on the squirrel.
She left us way too early but I am very thankful for the time we did have together. I am also very grateful that she had a dignified end to a wonderful life. We should all be so lucky.