Shadow, you are a true friend, even though you are now looking down on us from up above, you will never be forgotten, you taught me things like caring, love, and friendship at a very early age, and now that I have my own family, those feelings you let me feel for you, will now be shown to my kids, my wife, and my pets.
You showed Ali that she didnt have to fear dogs, you were always such a gentle boy.
You showed Amy and Ashley love, and you made a pretty good goalie for them when they were practicing soccer!
You were Riley's constant companion when the rest of us left home to head to school, you took care of my little brother all the years I wasn't there.... thank you.
You made Dad smile, you were there for him to talk to when he couldn't talk to anyone else, the stories you must have shared! The hours at the cottage, the Timbits from Tim Hortons..... you were truly his best friend... thank you.
You gave my mom a reason to let us have a dog ;) You showed her that even with all the shedding fur, and extra vaccuming, the reasons to have you in our family far outweighed the reasons not to.
Now you are resting at your favorite place on earth, the family cottage, we couldnt think of a better place for you to rest. I hope that you are happy there, and anytime any of us come up there, we will know you are with us. I know you are looking down on all of us from your star at this very moment, and you will continue to do what you did best, love and watch out for us.
Thank you for 14 years of love, and loyalty.
Even though you are gone from us physically, you will never be gone from our hearts.
We love you Shadow.... goodbye until we meet again.
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