There is a children’s book by the title, Lifetimes, and it is a nice way to explain death to young children. It talks about different animals, and how some have very short lives, while others have very long lives. Regardless the length of time, that is their lifetime.

I’m heartbroken to say that my dog, Lux, passed away. My little buddy fought a good fight, and really hung in there, but in the end his poor little body couldn’t take it anymore, and he was ready to go.

It sucked to have to make that decision, but it was the right one. I wish we could give humans the same choice, but that’s another post.

A little part of me kept holding out hope that he would make a swing for the better, and somehow be my miracle boy, but knowing deep down all along that it likely wasn’t going to happen that way.

I’m proud of him for hanging on as long as he did. I’m grateful for the time I had with him, and the ability to give him extra love and attention for the last few months of his life. I miss that boy like crazy, and I have cried every day since he passed. He was truly the best dog, and best companion I could ever ask for.

You will never find another Lux. He was as unique as they come. I’ve never met a more quirky, silly, doofy yet intelligent, and handsome dog in my life. I miss everything about him. I wish I could kiss his velvet soft head one more time, and snuggle my face on his head and kiss it again.

We did our best to help him. We fed him the best food, and gave him the best supplements. Gave him good exercise, and balanced that with restful times. We loved on him, and let him know how much he meant to us.

Lux, buddy… thank you for your lifetime. I’ll never love another dog like I love you. Thank you for being my constant through so much change and growth. I truly couldn’t have done this without you, and for that I will always be grateful. I miss you terribly, and I’m sorry we didn’t get more time together. I’ll carry your spirit and your love with me forever. I love you, Lux.