Well this isn't corgi-related, but we lost my family dog Patches on Friday.  He was almost 17 and we raised him from a puppy when I was in 3rd grade. He was my childhood companion and I can't believe he's gone.

 

When I was in 2nd grade I prayed to God for a dog. I knew it was almost impossible since my parents were totally against us getting a dog. But in September 1994, God put a stray puppy in our yard and added an unforgettable part of our family...thank you Patches for being an incredible friend.

Thank you for sleeping on my pillow next to me every night so I wouldn't be scared of the boogie man or ghosts.

Thank you for helping us sing "Happy Birthday" every time with your howls.

Thank you for protecting me.

Thank you for eating all the gross stuff from dinner that I didn't want to eat.

Thank you for teaching me how to care for another life.

Thank you for tolerating me pulling you onto my lap and snuggling you. 

Thank you for showing up just when I needed you. 

Thank you for being my best friend. 

 

"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives."-John Galsworthy

 

 

 

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Comment by Joanna, Rainy and Calvin on March 28, 2011 at 4:16pm
You don't have to be a corgi to have a big heart.  Our thoughts are with you.  17 years is a nice long life.  Sounds like you all made the best use of it!
Comment by Jenna, Jasper and Cersei on March 25, 2011 at 5:52pm
Thank you all for the kind words and wishes. Just focusing on the positive right now and being thankful for what I have in my little Jasper.
Comment by Tammey & Caven on March 25, 2011 at 4:56pm
Don't you just thank God for answering your prayer and giving you so many years of pleasure.  You know that his love will sweep away the pain and leave you filled with a life time of beautiful memories.  God bless you for finding so much love in a stray!!!
Comment by Teresa Gilpin on March 25, 2011 at 4:55pm

So sorry to hear of your loss.  He really sounds like he was a great friend.  And he had a great friend in you, too! 

Comment by Jennifer Markley on March 25, 2011 at 11:58am
I'm so very sorry for your loss.  It's so hard to say goodbye for now...just know he is in a happy place, you gave him a wonderful life, and he is waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge!
Comment by Susan Stanton on March 25, 2011 at 11:54am
So sorry about your loss of your furry friend.  But what lovely memories you will always have.  He sounds like a great pal and a Good Dog.
Comment by Bev Levy on March 25, 2011 at 10:01am
Characters come in all shapes and sizes and we love them for it. Patches sounds like he was very special. So sorry for your loss!
Comment by Taffy (corgi is Hercules) on March 25, 2011 at 9:17am
Sorry for your loss. 17 years is  good run, but I know it never seems long enough.
Comment by Lynne Cerny on March 25, 2011 at 8:19am
So sorry for your loss!  It is hard to believe how much we love our pets and how much they give to us!  Sending corgi kisses your way!
Comment by John Wolff on March 25, 2011 at 3:00am

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