I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for all of your kind words, messages, and thoughts as The Reluctant Farmer and I dealt with the loss of a very special member of our family Friday. The outpouring of love that we felt made the loss of Addie more tolerable, and as we grieved her loss you all embraced us, not once judging us for loving Addie on the level in which some love their human family members.
A special thank you to:
Brent & Briley Remy who drove to comfort a very hysterical Reluctant Farmer and later myself.
Eden Maxwell who drove me home from work when I was too distraught to drive myself, and gave Addie her last car ride to the veterinarian.
Traci Nestor who held me as I cried my eyes out in disbelief, as I couldn't quite wrap my head around what had happened.
Dr. Kalo, Dr. Eisenberg, and the staff of Stonyridge Veterinary Service who treated my dog as if she was the most important animal on this earth while she was alive and again in death. Thank you for dropping everything you were doing to do an autopsy on Addie right in the middle of your afternoon appointments because I needed to know what happened "right now". (Dr. Kalo, thank you for later toasting to my girl over a glass of wine. We thought Addie's life was most certainly "toast worthy" too and are blessed to have a veterinarian that felt the same way.)
Julie, Andee, and Christie thank you for not only seeing what we saw in this girl, but for always being there 100% of the time. We save lives. We change lives, Addie was proof.
Christine Herring thank you for being unrelenting in your quest to get me to cave and bring home that "big ball of mushy face sweetness". I admit, I was nervous because if your track record for picking mastiffs was anything like your track record for picking chihuahuas, I was concerned they would never find my body. You were right though, she was perfect in every way and I would do it all over again in my very next breath if I could....
You all have touched me deeply.