A few days ago, my beautiful loyal dog, Riley went to doggy heaven, after he collapsed and was taken to the vet whom discovered that Riley was riddled with tumors. He was a mere age 10. The same condition my first dog had, she died of at the same age when I was a kid. So it is very sad for me to hear he had the same fate.
My husband and I got him from the SPCA, we had been searching for a dog for quite some time and Riley, timely appeared just before our wedding day, he was our wedding gift to ourselves. When we received him, he was underfed, had little muscle mass and was scatty but he had kind eyes. Eyes, one blue and one brown, he was a husky cross shepherd. We worked hard with him to feed him up, to make him feel safe and he past his training lessons with flying colours. He loved to please me. He went everywhere with us, he inspired us. He became our running companion, our protector and a comforter. He loved water, but hated it when it reached his belly, he loved the hose pipe, very rarely could we water the garden without him jumping up and playing infront of it. He loved his ball and his bed.
I am so sad to see him leave this world, unable to see him, pat him, hear his bark, see his wagging tail but I could not bare to see him suffer.
This is a sad time but I will always hold him close to my heart.
I love you Riley R.I.P. my loyal, faithful companion.