Over the weekend, our loyal friend and constant companion, Buddy, died suddenly. Although he was 12 years old he looked and acted like a puppy. Buddy was always with us and went on most car rides with us. He even went on 2 short vacations with us last summer. We even chose to stay in cabins that allowed dogs so we could take him with us. Since our kids are older (19 and 21) Buddy was our youngest "child".
I am having a real problem accepting Buddys' death. I don't understand why God had to take him from us so suddenly. I am sure after much praying I will come to an understanding..I am sure of that.
If you look into Buddy's eyes you can just see what a kind, gentle soul he was. He lived his life just to bring us joy and to love us. There truly was something very special about Buddy. I have had other dogs who I have loved and lost, have been deeply saddened by, but this fella had something about him that everybody loved.
Ironically, Rick had just finished reading a book about heaven called A Travel Guide to Heaven by Anthony DeStefano. In his book there is a section about wether or not your pets go to heaven. Anthony says, yes, because God will not deny you what you want when you are there. Although hopefully it will be awhile before I make it to heaven you can bet I will want to see my Bud first thing!