Saturday, March 7, 2009

Beloved Ariel--The Dog Who Taught Me So Much

Pictured above are two special shots of Ariel larger than life. In the lefthand picture, Ariel turns 14 and is blowing out her birthday candles at her party. On the right, she is wearing a T-shirt in front of PETsMART at age 13 trying to help homeless dogs get adopted.

Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of Ariel's death. Ariel was so much more than "just a dog". She was the love of my life. She was such an incredible inspiration that our rescue and my business is named after her. For 6 years, she sat in front of PETsMART helping homeless dogs find their families at last. She greeted everyone in front of the store and had her own special friends that I later discovered after she died. Ariel was one of those one in a million dogs who taught me so much and showed me how wonderful life really is. No matter how sick she was, no matter what happened, my beautiful girl was always on the go, tail wagging, joyously greeting the day. She was such a happy creature.

Even as 4 years have passed, it still hurts so much to be without my special girl. I know there are many, many of you who have lost your beloved pets and my heart goes out to all of you. I wish there was something that could really make the hurt go away but what I found was that the best way to get through it is to honor them each day so that you will always feel they are with you. And so, with that, here is my tribute to my beloved angel who taught me so much---I love you Ariel and miss you so much. You are forever with us and we will never forget you! Your Mom and Dad