Words cannot describe how hard this was for our family. Angel was such a huge part of our lives, I'm not quite sure we realized how much until I started looking through pictures of her.
Tim and I got Angel over 10 years ago. About six months before we got married. Tim wanted a dog really bad and we decided to go to Petsmart one day on a whim. There she was. The only full bred dog. She was a year and a half and fully potty trained and we were sold. The only problem was that she was quite large and we were told since we were living in an apartment we couldn't get her. We were devestated. So my dad went back up there, signed the papers for us and she was ours!
Oh how we loved her. Tim and I treated her just like a child. She slept in the bed with us, she rode around town with us and we walked her almost daily.
I think one of the things she'll be remembered for in my eyes were two of the hardest days of my life. Both my misscarriages came as quite a shock to us.
Dogs are very intuitive and somehow Angel just knew something was wrong with me. She laid on me and stayed by my side while I cried and healed and let me scream and pray and loved on me through it all.
We were a little worried when Landry came along. You see, her papers told us that she had never been around children before and they weren't quite sure how she would do around them. I'm telling you though, in Angel fashion she took in that girl like she was her puppy.
She stayed by her side and when I got up to feed her at 3am she got up with me.
They were two peas in a pod
And then Hayden came along and I was a little worried of the dynamic of two children against her, but again, she rallied and I think she grew more attached to Hayden then she did Landry.