Big one, Barney Russell, B, Mr Barney..
If the tears stop and I finally fall asleep tonight I am sure I will dream of you, maybe barking at the postman,
maybe galloping around with a ball in your mouth and all with that big smile on your face.
You could smile enough to make any day brighter.
any pair of chewed up shoes not so chewed up!
Any dug up hole in the garden bed not so deep.
13 years ago, you changed my life forever – literally.
If it were not for you being naughty and not walking on your lead like a good puppy
I would never have meet your human daddy and fallen in love twice in one day..
Thank you my beautiful boy, for sharing your beautiful spirit and all the love, all of your life.
A love big enough to always heal a broken heart.
Your bark and your big gorgeous heart protected me always.
Your adventurous life loving spirit took all our house moves in your stride, one new dog park after another.
In you would bound and off you would go, knocking the little dogs over,
annoying the big dogs with you bright beaming happy slobbering way.
Thank you for being so loving to Harvey, I know he chewed your ears and jumped on you and bugged you when he was a puppy yet you have always
been so patient with him, you were the best brother any dog could ever wish to grow up with.
10 years on he will be beside himself trying to live without you – I Promise you, we will love him hard enough to make up for some of his missing you.
For your hair on my work clothes, your crazy barking at anything that moved, your knowing looks from your beautiful brown eyes, I don’t want this to be goodbye.
Not yet, it’s too soon.
Do you remember the fun we used to have buzzing around in the little black bullet – you riding shot gun, me singing.
You are the only one to this day to ever love my singing.
Thank you for being so gentle when the babies came, you loved to chase them and trip them over and lick their little hands all covered in their snacks.
Thank you for all the years, all the months, all the weeks and all the days – your patience with me unmatched.
You have been 13 years of pure love and so much life.
Now my Angel, go play, run, chew on your ball & bark at the postman, grab a bone and rest.
Let your spirit take you on to the next home.
You have been so brave.
Bound in on the girls and let them gush over you as they share cups of tea.
Knowing them all they will have you a supper at the ready.
Find your wings Angel they are waiting for you, to take your brave heart and fly you into the heavens.
And as your spirit fly’s, take our smiles and our love with you for comfort.
Rest easy Barney Russell we love you.