Friends, it's with an incredibly heavy heart that I write this post tonight. Last Wednesday, our beloved Hannah passed away from what we think was a heart condition. One minute she was having the time of her life, and the next she was gone. To say that we're heartbroken is an understatement. Hannah was an exceptional dog and very, very special to us in every single way.
She was constantly by our side, with tail wagging, and a happy expression on her face. She had the most remarkable personality and the most sincere eyes you've ever seen on a dog. Sometimes I was convinced she was more "human" than some humans. :) She gave the best puppy hugs and if I so much as sniffled, she rushed to my side to make sure everything was okay.
I sure do miss my sweet girl.
English Springer Spaniels are known for their companionship and loyalty to their owners. They are simply incredible as a breed, and Hannah was a "field bred" springer. Brad and I sure did love her to pieces, and losing her has been tough...I mean TOUGH. Unless you've ever really loved a dog like that, it's hard to understand. She wasn't just "a dog" to us...She was a huge part of our family. And as such, it's been like losing a family member.
Coming home to an empty, quiet house isn't easy. We lost her so suddenly and unexpectedly, which compounds our sadness that much more. She was only 8 years old. Losing a beloved dog suddenly like that is something I wouldn't wish on anyone. We lost our cocker spaniel, Lady, less than a year ago. That was terribly difficult as well, but we're fortunate that she lived a long, happy life. Hannah was just taken from us way too soon. She was right by our sides when it happened, and for that, I am grateful.
So friends, if you are a dog owner, go give your pup a huge hug and belly rub for me. I'd do anything for one more "Hannah Hug".
Here are a few more photos of our beautiful girl:
|Me and my sweet pup|
|This sofa was definitely "hers".|
|She never missed anything...always attentive!|
This video always puts a smile on my face: