This is a very special post for my best friend. Yesterday Eleanor and I were able to spend the day with our friends Justine and Trigger. Sweet Trigger has nasal cancer. Last year Justine and Joey got the news that Trig had cancer and they decided to fight it. They took him down to UF and he received treatment. Trigger was cancer free for a whole year before it creeped its way back in.
Justine asked me a couple weeks ago, “How do you know when it’s time?” That answer was not something I could give her. My only advice was to pay attention to him and he will let you know. Well the other day Justine sent me a text asking me to go with her on Sunday to the dog beach for Triggers, “Dogs last day.” So after brunch yesterday we put all our leftovers in a box and took them to Trig. I picked up my girl Eleanor and we loaded up to go to the beach.
I met this sweet boy the day Justine got him. I received a text from her saying, “I did a thing. I’m coming to see you at work.” I had no idea her “thing” was adopt a puppy, but a few hours later walking through harbor walk comes Justine and the cutest little puppy. He’s been Justine’s rock through many milestones in her life. One of the biggest is being her daughter Henley’s best friend. He’s been loyal, protective, kind, loving and most of all a good boy.
So it was only fitting that we spoiled him yesterday. He played in the water, ate like a king and got tons of love and snuggles. As I write my heartbreaks for their family. I can not even begin to imagine the pain you all are feeling. I love my dogs more than I could have ever imagined possible and can’t think of what a life without them would be like. Trigger lived a life full of love and will be able to drift off peacefully surrounded by those who love him most.
Thank you so much Justine for letting Eleanor and me be a part of Triggers last day. Everyone hug your fur babies a little tighter today. I know I sure will.
One of my favorite quotes I’ve come across about dogs is, “A dog may not be our whole life but we are theirs.” That’s something I try to remember when it comes to loving my fur babies.