To my beautiful boy, Durward,
I remember when I brought you home and I watched you run across the backyard with one back leg in the air. You were a bit quirky and a bit of a dag, and so you became affectionately known as 'Daggy'! I remember how you slept on your back with all four legs in the air over Summer. I remember how you snuggled under your pillow cover on your bed in Winter so we couldn't even see you. I remember how you looked at me with only love, every day for 9 years. Every where I went you were there. If I left a room, you followed. If I sat down, you jumped up and wanted to cuddle. You only ever had eyes for me.
You saw us bring three new humans in to this world, and you were loving and patient with every single one of them. It became busy with three small kids and I didn't get to cuddle you as much as I would have liked to. Lucky Kayla was more than happy to make blanket beds for you and keep you snuggly warm.
I thought we would have more time together. I wasn't expecting the end to come so soon. I kissed you and held you as you took your last breath and were put to rest. I have cried so many tears for you. I miss you. Our house is quiet now and I notice all the time that you're not just 'there'. I hope you know how much you were loved. I hope you know how much you are missed. I hope you are in a better place, playing with our angel baby, watching over us.
Durward, Daggy, you were such a special, loving, gentle boy. A piece of my heart will always be yours. I love you beautiful boy and will remember you forever.
Rest in peace my baby Xx