Pogo was the light of my life. When I was sad, he was there to snuggle up close and lick the tears away. Watching him go was the hardest thing I've had to do in my 18 years on this planet. No one knows for sure what went wrong, but he went from a healthy 20 pounds down to about 7. Seeing the light in his eyes go out brought me to my knees. Pogo left my side at 5:10 PM on August 17,2005.

Pogo- Words can't express my love for you and how much I miss you. I hope you know how sorry I am that I couldn't afford those surgeries and procedures, if I had the money you might still be here with me. I might not be sitting here alone crying with no one to comfort me. I miss the way you would bury your head into my chest when you were tired.

Holding you while you took your last breath was the most moving experience of my life and I will never be the same again. I'm so scared about the future without you. I must move on into college and adulthood alone. No more late nights of studying with you trying to distract me. No more watching you run around the house and sliding into things. No more sincere looks of love from those beautiful, lively eyes.

If there is one thing I remember most about you, it was your eyes. I could see deep into your soul through them. You too could sense my feelings when you looked into my eyes. I can't believe our time together is over, it feels as if it had just begun. I hope you find peace wherever you are now. I hope CC is waiting for you so you won't be alone. Until we meet again, I love you with all my heart and soul, please wait patiently for me. I long to see you again my love.

I look up at the stars at night and see you winking down upon me and I know you are safe.

"Wisdom usually does not fall from high places. The mighty and the splendid have taught me little. I have learned more from my dog than from all the great books I have read. The wisdom of my dog is the product of his inability to conceal his wants. When he yearns to be loved, there is no pouting in the corner. There are no games entitled "Guess what is the matter with me." He puts his head on my lap, wags his tail and looks up at me with kind eyes, waiting to be petted. No professor or sage ever told me I might live a more successful life if I simply asked for love when I needed it."

I know that no amount of tears is going to bring you back, but I can't help but hold on to that hope and so, I continue to weep for you...and always. You had the biggest heart of any dog or human I've ever met and you were so full of life. May God receive you with open arms. Rest in Peace and save a spot for me in heaven.

Love forever and always until my dying day,

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