Teddy, my best friend, my hero, my pet, my child.

Teddy, my best friend, my hero, my pet, my child. 08.06.2008 - 25.04.2016

With the heaviest of hearts, Monday 25th April 2016 was the worst day of my life. My Teddy left for Rainbow Bridge. Teddy was my entire universe, epilepsy took him from me and there was nothing the vets could do to save him. I had no choice but to let him go, and as he fell into his forever sleep, I sang the song I always sung him and tried to be brave through my tears, because I owe him more than anyone could ever understand and no matter what I write, it never seems worthy enough.

On 24th August 2008, I met my clearance puppy, my ball of fluff. He was the last of the litter, but as the saying goes 'they save the best til last!'. I instantly fell in love with him, he made me believe in love at first sight. Teddy was my hero, guarding me, snuggling me and loving me throughout my illnesses and in return I nursed him through his.

2,802 days we shared together and not a single day went by that I didn't love you with all of my being. 

I now remind people that every time they moan, get frustrated that their dog has made a mess, walks in the rain, or they're making too much noise that they should hug them, take photos, make memories and treasure every moment like we did.

I would give anything to be deafen by barking, having to clean the smudges left on the window, your grubby paw prints from the kitchen floor and would brave any weather - just to get one more moment with you.

Every breath shared with you, I treasured. At 7 years 10 months, your life was too short. My heart is truly broken, no amount of time with you would have ever been enough and if love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

There are others, that much is true.
but they are them, they are not you.
Your place I'll hold, you're always missed.
The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And now it's time for you to rest, remember this -

I love you best.

Sleep easy Boo Boo Bear. x

Ailish Pottecary - Owner
Teddy, my best friend, my hero, my pet, my child.