Farewell to Cookie, 2008 – 2023

Cookie the dog

I don’t wish to inform you this as a result of I don’t need it to be true, however we stated goodbye to my beloved Cookie final week. Her smile and spunk lit up my days for over 13 years and I miss her terribly. 13 years! I’m the luckiest, and what I’d give for extra.

Cookie was my sidekick, my frontman, my finest buddy, my real-life teddy bear, my soul pup. So long as Cookie was there, I used to be by no means alone. I can virtually really feel her snuggled up by my facet now. Cookie obtained me by way of the darkest of days and brightened the very best. She stored me firm by way of numerous lengthy days and lengthy nights as we constructed this web site from scratch. She style examined almost each recipe, too, whether or not I needed her to or not.

In her earlier years, Cookie had a terrifying tendency to shoot out the entrance door like a rocket, which impressed immense gratitude for daily that we obtained collectively. Then she acquired a terminal most cancers prognosis, lymphoma, and defied the chances by dwelling one other two-and-a-half years. I at all times dreamed of taking good care of her in her outdated age, and that’s what I obtained to do. Over the previous 12 months, she misplaced her listening to and her well being declined, which felt tougher and sophisticated than I ever anticipated. She died of outdated age, and whereas I’ll at all times marvel if I made the best selections each step of the way in which, I’m discovering some peace and luxury in realizing that we spent all of her finest days collectively. A canine couldn’t have been extra beloved.

Cookie got here into my life on the good second, after I was recent out of school and studying to dwell alone. She walked with me all the way in which to marriage and motherhood. She left me precisely the place I wish to be in my higher thirties, with my loving husband and our child lady. My coronary heart is so full and so damaged on the similar time.

Cookie was extraordinary and so was our bond. I spent a lot of our time collectively wishing for what I’ve now, but I’m feeling so sentimental about our particular time collectively as Cookie and Kate. Could this be your mild reminder to understand what you could have when you could have it.

Thanks for cooking together with us and for locating pleasure in her antics. I’ll be again quickly to share extra pictures and a few of my favourite Cookie recollections with you. She was actually the best.

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