On April 1, 2002, we met Madison, a 3 month old rescue who joined our family and changed our lives forever. On April 7, 2018, she passed leaving us heartbroken, devastated and inconsolable. I attempted to say a proper goodbye at the time but I don’t think it was even close to what she deserved so I want share this letter and hope she gets to hear it.
Thank you so much for entering our lives 16 years ago. I knew immediately when I met you that you were going to be something really special. Besides the fact that you were so smart that you literally potty trained yourself and learned commands within minutes of training. You were such a little coy lady. I loved how you hated anyone watching you pee. You always hid behind a bush or plant and would look over your shoulder to make sure no one was watching. You hated water but loved splashing it all out of your water bowl with your paw. You weren’t too keen with conventional toys and tricks. You would fetch but thought it was stupid to bring the ball back so you just wouldn’t. You hated toys but thought it was cool to take shoes and leave them far away. You hated hugs but loved giving kisses (at least when you were a baby). You hate anyone touching your paws. You will not stand for anyone laughing or making fun of you, and if they did, you’d punch them with your paw. You demanded massages and would let anyone know when weren’t doing it right. You have the most beautiful smile I have ever seen and you truly showed your happiness through your hops. Lastly, you are the strongest most resilient dog I have ever met. You never cry, or even show signs of pain or weakness, even after cuts and stitches, surgery and this stupid debilitating arthritis. My mom (well, your mom too) describes you as tough, others as proud, independent and stoic. I couldn’t agree more. But you are also sweet when you want to be and have the most infectious personality. You are my inspiration. You are my heart. I don’t think I could ever love any dog more than you, my little baby munch. You will be forever in my heart and I will miss you more than you will ever know.
Rest In Peace sweet baby munchie. ❤️