So Much Love, So Very Little Time We Love You, Harley

Animal Advocacy Blog Picture Janet Bovitz Sandefur just-do-something.org

I want to tell you a love story.

And it does start with Once Upon a Time.

Once upon a time, a wonderful man and a wonderful woman met, fell in love, and got married.

It was a complete and total love, one that weathered life’s ups and downs.  The kind of love that showed others “we’re here for the long haul, wherever that takes us”.

Sometimes, that kind of love can be consuming. leaving no room for others.

But not this love.

Their loving hearts were so big, and they had so much to offer, that they decided to adopt.

Our family first met Harley in 2002.  With a head larger than his body, and his body not much bigger than a red squirrel. it was love (again) at first site.

In fact, anyone who met Harley fell immediately in love with him.  He was just that kind of dog.

Small and feisty, fiercely loyal, unwaveringly protective, and faster than a speeding bullet – that was the Harleyman.

There was rarely a time when Harley wasn’t around.  Where Mommy and Daddy went, Harley usually went also.

Sometimes this proved challenging, and sometimes this was annoying – especially since Harley wasn’t always simpatico with other four-legged family members.  But, he was always welcome.

Mommy, Daddy and Harley were certainly, without question, the Three Amigos.  It showed, it was cute, and it was love.

It was love during paper training.

It was love during home-alone anxiety.

It was love during loud noises.

It was love during naps.

It was love during “don’t say the CH word”. (cheese)

It was love during zoomies and racing figure-8’s on the lawn.

It was love during <name a hundred other things>.

It was love during Harley’s illness.

It was love during Harley’s blindness.

It was love during Harley’s old age.

And, it was love during Harley’s time to pass away.

Every decision for and about Harleyman was made with love.

It was a complete and total love, one that weathered life’s ups and downs.  The kind of love that showed others “we’re here for the long haul, wherever that takes us”.

And now again, it will be just the two of them.  This wonderful man and a wonderful woman met, fell in love, and got married.

This wonderful love that included a wonderful dog with hearts so big that no matter what life throws at them, they will always carry Harley exactly where they always have – with them.

Rest easy now, Harleyman. You deserve it.

We love you.

Animal Advocacy Blog Picture Janet Bovitz Sandefur just-do-something.org

 

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