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7th Angelversary Sweet Dekoh

My Sweet Dekoh,

I sit here thinking about all of the good times we enjoyed from hiking in the mountains to taking you swimming at the multiple locations and it feels like it was all just yesterday when we were going and doing. I have seen seven years pass since you crossed the rainbow bridge and still to this day can’t believe you are not here with me. I know that if you were still here you would be 15 years young and full of gray hair just like me.

I still remember all of the courage you had to go through everything you did and I am extremely happy that I was there with you every step of the way. I know that last year I said that I was thinking of looking for another puppy to come into my life, but that has not happened thus far. I am still living day to day trying to figure out what will become of my life, thus I do not feel that a puppy would be a good fit for me at this time but one never knows that day may come and a puppy may fall from the sky into my life that needs me.

I wish I can say that it has become easier to get through the days without you but it really has not as I think about you every minute of the day and wish I can just say one more time “wanta go for a walk” and see you spring up ready to go then you go to your basket to get your bumper to carry along the way. I try to keep walking but it is hard by myself but I know I must keep moving.

As you know Justin now has a baby girl in his life named Juniper and I know you would be so happy to be around her just waiting for the day that she could go outside to play fetch. Please keep an eye on her to be sure she remains safe.

I hope that you, Zieg and Toby are still up there is in the rainbow clouds playing and enjoying the time together. I know that one day we will all be back together again to enjoy walks and time together.

I will always love and miss you every day.


Your PawDad


  1. Michelle

    I can’t believe Dekoh has been gone 7 years already. It just seems like yesterday. That hole will always be there. Yes, another dog helps fill it a little but it still remains. When the time is right for you I am sure Dekoh will help pick the right puppy. (they always seem to have a paw in sending the one that you need not the one that you think is right.)

    Michelle & Angels Sassy, Bosch, Baby Simba and Sweet Snickers

  2. jerry

    Wow, that is a long time and yet still feels like yesterday. Totally get it. Dekoh will send you a dog when you are ready, and while that pup won’t replace him, she or he will bring you more adventures that will make Dekoh proud and happy.


  3. Sally Holladay

    Thank you for continuing to allow us the privilege to celebrate This Magnificent soul named Dekoh. You are proof that the bond you two have is truly Eternal and can never be broken. She still lives in your heart and Surround you with the wonderful memories you shared
    Of course it’s always bittersweet to post on an Angelversary, but we are so glad you do.
    It gives us a chance to stay connected to you and Dekoh as well as an opportunity to support you as you continue to navigate through this journey. I do hope Dekoh hurries up and sends you a dog, whether it’s a puppy, a teenager or even a senior. Dekoh knows you have so much love to give and it means a lot to her to know another dog will receive the joy of being by your side. No, no one will ever replace Dekoh, but it can only add to the immense amount of love that you have to give and come in return to receive. Maybe you could just Foster a dog for a little while, even if it was just over the holidays. The shelter is such a scary place for a dog to be. Dekoh does NOT want you to be without sog by upir side. I know Zeig and Toby agree. So think about a foster. If not doing it for yourself, do ot for a dog who so badly needs to have a safe and loving home with a hooman who understands them……..and do it for Dekoh. She wants to see you have some more joy in uour life… Your life is not while without a dog by uour side
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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