Saying goodbye is never easy, but sometimes it’s the best choice to make. I had to be strong yesterday as I bid farewell to one of my best friends, my baby girl Kuma.
We’ve made many memories together these past 14 years. I couldn’t have asked for a better, veggie loving dog. Lover of romaine lettuce, celery, and anything crunchy (including rocks), she was the sweetest dog ever. I will miss her greeting me at the gate with her wagging tail and smiling face. She really did smile. How can you not love a dog that smiles. It just makes any bad day instantly good.
You have to watch out for the quiet ones though. One time my sister and brother in law made gingerbread cookies. As they were cooling on the table, this sneaky dog went and had a feast. She was caught red handed, paws on the table. Tsk tsk.
As I reminisce, I wonder if she enjoyed her life. I really hope she had a good life. I cannot thank my parents enough for taking such good care of her. She brought so much joy to our family and she will be deeply missed.
As sad as I am to say goodbye, I know Kuma’s in a better place. She’ll be scattered in Kaneohe Bay together with other loved pets who crossed over rainbow bridge. Every time I make the drive to the in laws house, I’ll look out at the bay and smile.
It is true: you left paw prints on my heart
May you rest in love, Kuma girl