February 13, 2013 @ 10:36 pm posted by BertaL

Adopted from CPR on January 8, 2007 – Died January 24, 2012

My sweet, sweet boy. You were taken from me so unexpectedly and too soon. I feel like our time together went by so quickly. Every morning I wish I were waking up to find you sitting by the side of the bed, starring at me, whining, so excited for me to get up. And every afternoon when I get home from work, I wish you were there to prop yourself up on the window ledge to see if it’s me walking up the sidewalk, so excited to greet me. And every night before bed, I wish you were here so I could give you your last cuddle of the night before you go to sleep. Your absence is felt every single moment of each day and my heart aches from missing you so much.

Charlie_Jan_2012How lucky and blessed I am that you came into my life five years ago.  From the minute I saw your picture on the CPR web site, with a large, red lobster toy in your mouth, I knew you were meant for me.  I knew I would get to be your Mom.  You had such a personality and you were so loving and always so happy…tail wagging, body twirling in circles!  Even in what were your final moments with me, you saw me and heard my voice, and though you weren’t able to move your body, you curled your tail as if to tell me everything was going to be okay.

I couldn’t have loved you more while you were here.  I couldn’t miss you more now that you are gone.  And I am so thankful for what you brought into my life.  I will forever hold the memories of you in my heart.  Rest in peace my boy.

“There’s a hole in my heart, in the shape of you.”

Charlie was preceded in death by his Chihuahua brother, Elbie (died January 16, 2012) and is survived by his pug sister, Lillie.

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