Life with Dogs

My husband and I have a hard time believing that we’ve had Artie for 7 years! Time sure flies and we are so grateful to have Artie in our lives. Adopting our first dog wasn’t any easy decision. I was mainly worried about my allergies, but I’m sure there were other worries. Lucky for us, we had a lot of support in the decision.

Our friend, Tami, was the owner/breeder of both Artie and Buddy. When we first found out Artie was available for adoption, she really encouraged us to adopt him. She KNEW what joy he would bring to our lives. She KNEW there was a missing piece in our lives. She KNEW this would help two people who were unable to have children.

She was right! So much so that Artie lead to Buddy and Buddy lead to Coby (ABC). Three is a handful, don’t get me wrong, but we can’t imagine life without any of them.

Today would have been Tami’s 54 birthday on earth. It was about 2 years ago that Tami was taken from earth into Heaven. It was a terrible car accident that took her life, her husband’s, and her 3-year-old granddaughter’s. We know Tami is in a better place, but it’s still heartbreaking. We love and miss Tami and Ron very much. Thanks for giving us two pieces of you (Artie and Buddy). We are forever grateful.

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Tammy and Artie , August 30, 2009
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5 thoughts on “Life with Dogs

  1. Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with her family. I really is true that life could change at any moment. I for one never take a day for granted.

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss! My dogs are also children to me, and it sounds like your friend was one of those special people who understands connections like that. My thoughts are with you.

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  3. It’s always sad to hear of someone’s passing, more so when it’s so tragic. I’m sure having your fur babies offered some comfort.

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