From Blu's best friend, Rick
This is Rick … I don’t know if you remember me, but you probably remember Blu. The small Pit, with the right front leg that was broken. You saved him by finding a vet that would fix his leg, and they did a fine job. I met you, and Blu, at PetSmart on Willow and Herndon. I was back and forth two weekends, not sure I was ready to have a dog. We walked outside and around the store, but I wasn’t sure. What I knew was that each time I left, I felt empty, like I was leaving someone behind. He and I had connected with one another, and on the third weekend, I knew I needed him in my life, and Lori and I took Blu home with us. I think this was the best decision I ever made.
It is with unimaginable sadness that I write to tell you that on Friday evening Blu passed away after a valiant fight with Lymphoma. And although my heart is shattered, I would not trade a second of the precious time I had with him for anything else in this world. People would ask if I was his owner, and I would reply no… he is my friend. And he was the best friend a man could ever ask for. I loved him so much, and I miss him even more.
On June 20th this year, Lori and I married… and Blu was there, he was the ring bearer! I am so glad that he was there, and could participate in the ceremony. He was a good boy, and did exactly as I asked. Everyone present was so impressed with him, and everyone who ever met him said the same thing.. “What a beautiful Dog”. And he was the most beautiful dog, a pure and beautiful soul that loved unconditionally and asked nothing in return.
I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for bringing Blu and I together. Thank you for bringing such happiness and joy into my life. Thank you for caring enough to heal a broken dog so he could heal my damaged soul. I’ve seen so many horrible things in my life… but Blu taught me that there is still good in the world, to never give up, and to always try again.
Thank you for everything you do. Never think for a moment that what you do is not important, or that it doesn’t matter. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you Barbara…