In our family a dog isn't just a dog they are family.
I considered Moses my empty nest syndrome dog (son child) . We had a 14 year old golden retriever named Honey and I was afraid I would soon lose her as she was getting on in years. My daughter went off to college and my son enlisted in the Marines. I don't think I was ready for the quietness of the home. I started looking at puppies online and I was hooked on getting a golden doodle. I called a PA golden doodle ad I saw and the next day we went puppy looking. Yes we rescued Moses from a Amish breeding farm, someone has to right. When we got there they only had boys left and I wanted a girl. All of the puppies took off running when we arrived but this one little boy. He saw us and came running over and sat at our feet as to say I'm ready to go home. How could I not fall in love with this little fur ball. On the way home we were trying to decide on a name. The breeder gave us a Christian CD to play to help settle him at night as they played music for the puppies so they would be calm. In the truck he was crying so we popped the CD in and he settled right away and the music had something about Moses. Moses it was!!
Honey our 16 year old sweet heart "Honey" wasn't at first having anything to do with the new intruder. I had to lay her down (dominance) and let Moses sniff and crawl over her for her to accept him. It wasn't long and they became the best of friends. They took walks together, swam together and I to this day believe this is why Honey lived to be a ripe old age of 16. He kept her young.
I believe Moses was the smartest and most Human like dog we ever had. I have never seen a more intelligent and mischievously sneaky dog. I believe he knew the human language quite well. Many times I would have to spell a word so he wouldn't know what I was saying. If I said the word bath the next thing I knew I would find him sitting in the bathtub just patiently waiting lol.
I could go on and on with the mischievous stories but he wasn't always a handful most times he was the most loveable fella I could have ever ask for. He would crawl into my lap to be held daily and I would have to sing him his biggie baby boy song that I sung to him from the time he was a puppy.
"Freckle Butt" In the spring of 2017 Moses was diagnosed with cancer and he even had to have his tail amputated. I thought we would lose him that year and we were told he had cancer through out him and so we took him home and just loved him to pieces. I am thankful we were given 3 years more!
The pic below is the last pic of my boy and as you can see he wasn't even able to eat a treat. The cancer had taken over his mouth and throat. I knew the day was coming and it was out of my love for you I made the most painful decision I have ever made. It broke my heart into a million pieces that day and still but I did it out of my love for you sweet boy. You will always be in my heart! I miss you!
My little memorial for my boys! I dreamed the next night of Deanie and Moses together again and I know they are taking their daily walk abouts and waiting for me to join them again someday!
Just a little slide show of a few more pics of Moses!
To all my dog loving friends who understand the loss of a furry family member thank you for all of your kind words over these last two weeks.