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Memories of Rudy

Rudy came into our lives on May 30, 1998. Our dog Maggie had puppies and we decided to keep the biggest one and I am so happy that we did. Rudy was such a playful puppy and always wanted to be with us. He loved people and all other animals. I took him to puppy socialization classes when he was little and when we finished he got a certificate for being the BIGGEST GOOF. He loved to go to the vet because everyone made such a fuss over him and gave him treats. I would grab his leash when it was time to go and he would just lay there on the floor and look at me as if to say I'll stay if you let me. Rudy had a best friend and he was a German Sheperd named Dakota and they played like two little kids all the time it was so funny to watch them. I will never forget the time that Rudy chewed up the one only thing he ever chewed and that was our couch cushion. I came home from work and Max, Maggie and Rudy were left in the basement as normal and when I came in the door Max and Maggie met me but no Rudy so I walked into the rec room and here he was so excited, tail wagging standing in a pile of fluff from our cushion. He looked as though he were saying look what I did. Rudy loved to swim. We didn't even have to throw anything for him he would just jump and swim, sometimes we would have to stop him because I was scared he would get tired. He would even swim in my mother-in-law's pool. He would go to the steps and jump in swim to the other end and do the same thing for hours upon hours. He would have a ball.

In February of 2009 we noticed Rudy was hurting sometimes. We took him to the vet and they diagnosed him with a bone tumor in his shoulder. At his age the vet felt there was nothing that we could do for him but keep him happy and comfortable and enjoy our time with him. We had 5 great months with Rudy before we had to let him go. We took him everywhere with us and I think he felt he had a few great months with us as well. We knew when the day came that we had to let him go. My husband had to carry him from the house to the truck and from the truck into the vet. I couldn't even talk I was crying so hard. It has taken me a while to write this because my heart hurts so much. We didn't want Rudy to suffer so we did what we felt was best for him and now he is with Max and Maggie making new friends at the bridge and I know that he is not hurting anymore and that makes me feel a bit better, but we miss him terribly and wish he was here with us. If I could have saved him I would have done anything. There will never be another dog like Rudy.

Rudy I want you to know how much we love you and miss you. We had just you for a year after we lost Max and Maggie and it was a great year. You even got to travel to Labrador with us and you were such a good boy on the way there and home. We miss you so much and wish you were here. Cole and Emma miss you too and when they see a rainbow they ask me if it is you looking down on us and I tell them yes because I believe that it is. I know that Maggie met you when you arrived at the bridge and I hope you are happy to be with your Mom again. I hope that you and Max are behaving, my bad boys together again. I think of you everyday and I still have your picture on my desk at work, I don't want to take it down yet. I will write to you when I can even though it is so hard for me but it helps to talk to you. Remember Buddy we Love you Forever and think of you everyday.

Love Always
Mom, Dad, Cole, Emma and Koda


August 6, 2009

Hi Buddy how are you doing? I hope you, Max and Maggie are happy you are together again. I miss you so much Buddy especially when I go to bed and you are not there laying on my legs. I miss our long walks and now I bearly walk at all. Dad is coming home from Labardor tomorrow so we are excited to see him. Koda is doing good I wish you were here to teach him a thing or two. I guess I should give him some time he is just a puppy. It has been just about a month since we lost you and my heart still aches. I still cry sometimes too. I want you to know that I miss you and I wish you were here with me. Cole and Emma miss you too and talk about you every day. Sleep tight Buddy and I will talk to you again soon. I love you forever. Mommy XOXO

August 20, 2009

Hi my beautiful boy how are you doing? I hope you are having fun everyday. I know you are not hurting anymore but I miss you so much I wish you were here. Dad is gone back to Labrador again so me and the kids and Koda are on our own for another month. Cole and Emma talk about you all the time and they miss you terribly. We think of you everyday. Love Always Mommy XOXO

September 3, 2009

Hi Buddy, Oh how I miss you. Sometimes I catch myself almost calling Koda Rudy but I just can't help it I miss you terribly. Koda is definitely not replacing you as no dog could you were one of a kind. I hope you know that I think of you everyday and still wish that you were with me. The kids talk about you alot and say how much they miss you. Remember I love you forever. Mommy XOXO

Oct 25, 2009

Hi Mommy's baby how are you? I know it seems like forever since I have been here but please know that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Everytime I hollar at Koda I am still calling him Rudy. It just comes out. I know that you are watching over us and that you always will be. Cole and Emma miss you too and Dad he is still working in Labrador. Koda is keeping us busy and boy is he busy. He is almost 6 months old now. Remember Buddy Mom loves you and there will never be another dog like you. I love you forever. LOVE MOMMY XOXO

July 7, 2010

Hi my big boy how are you doing? I can't believe it has been a year already since we lost you. I know that I haven't been here in such a while, but everytime I visit you my heart breaks all over again and maybe that sounds selfish but it hurts. Cole and Emma talk about you all of the time and wish you were here. Cole is here right now with me and he wants to say hi to you. I love you rudy from Cole. Everyday we think of you and you will always be in our hearts. We love you forever. LOVE MOMMY, DADDY, COLE and EMMA and KODA too!!

July 12, 2010

Hi rudy this is cole. I love you. i miss you. you are my dog.

July 7, 2011

I can't believe that it has been 2 long years since we lost you. You were such a special friend and part of our family and we still miss you like crazy and I think of you everyday. I hope that my Dad spends some time with you since we lost him in January, he loved you alot. Koda is doing good he is 2 now and I think you must have taught him alot in the short time that you spent with him while he was a puppy because he is alot like you and sometimes people even me call him Rudy. I miss you everyday Buddy and I wish you were still here with us. You were such a good boy, the best dog anyone could have asked for. I hope you and Max and Maggie are taking care of each other. Cole and Emma say that they love and miss you alot. Your pictures are up on the entertainment stand and they will stay there forever it helps when I can see your beautiful face. Remember Buddy I Love you Forever and think of you always. Talk to you soon. Love Always Mom, Dad, Cole, Emma and Koda XOXO.




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