Dear Alaska, I can’t believe you’re gone. Those words almost seem too unreal for me to say. I’m looking at your pictures & I just don’t want to believe you’re gone. You weren’t just a dog or an animal. You were my best friend. I will honestly never be able to express through words how much I miss you. You showed me how strong the feeling of “love” truly is. I believe that is a power that humans cannot conduct. I’m sorry I couldn’t say goodbye to you. I’m sorry I couldn’t be by your side when you were suffering. These are regrets that I will always have to live with. But I also know that your last moments were around people who loved you deeply. I’ll miss your button nose & how you’d drive me crazy if I didn’t let you on the bed. I’ll miss your warmth next to me every night making me feel secure. I hope that wherever you are right now, you are in peace. Thank you for being the best thing that ever happened to me. Thank you for showing me that I am capable of being loved when I felt like I wasn’t. Nobody in the universe can replace the place you took in my life & heart. You made me whole. You completed me & now I’m incomplete. Rest in peace.