We got Buddy when he was a puppy. We were on our way to get a German Shepherd and he just happened to fall into our laps on the way there. He was naughty. Really super naughty. So naturally we were drawn to him and before I knew it he was sitting in my lap while we drove home. Buddy is an awesome dog. When our first baby arrived he crawled across the floor and rolled over in this instant submissive way. He knew this was big. This little squeaky human was someone to guard closely and he has been right beside her ever since.
So about 5 months ago we received some really awful news. Buddy had been acting strange for a few days and my instinct told me that I had to take him to the vet. I had a bad feeling.
Well, the vet took one feel of his tummy and whipped him into surgery within the hour. Out came his spleen and then in the following days came the earth shattering news that our beloved friend had lymphoma. We could have as little as a few weeks with him. As a mother, I cannot describe the pain I felt whenever I thought of my poor daughter having to say goodbye to her very best friend. They were inseparable.
Knowing that time is coming to an end, I really wanted to capture Buddy with the girls. My youngest was just getting to the stage where she wasn't climbing all over him and annoying him and because of this the below photo is just so precious. She is holding him with such tenderness.
I know time is short. I know the day will come where I will just have to hold my girls and listen to them cry. But for now we have these memories and forever they will have these images to treasure.