In Memory of Allie

November 19th, 2015

Lost a long-time patient and friend last week.  Her name is Allie, and she was the epitome of man’s best friend.  Her family sent us a beautiful poem this week that says it all.  Wanted to share it with you:

If dogs could teach, you would learn ~ when loved ones come home, always run to greet them ~ Never pass up an opportunity to go for a joy ride ~ Allow the experience of fresh air and wind on your face to be pure ecstasy ~ When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience ~ Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory ~ Take naps and stretch before rising ~ Run, romp and play everyday ~ Thrive on attention and let people touch you ~ Avoid biting when a simple growl will do ~ On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass ~ On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree ~ When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body ~ Delight in the simple joy of a long walk ~ Eat with gusto and enthusiasm and stop when you’ve had enough ~ Be loyal ~ If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it ~ And most of all, when someone you love is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. Unknown

Allie

 

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