We said goodbye to our Nala girl today. It doesn’t seem real. She was our first baby and the BEST dog we could have ever hoped for. This girl was amazingly tough right up to the end. We were caught off guard with how quickly it all happened which tells us how much our girl was keeping to herself. Just last week, she jumped over a log and two weeks before that, she climbed a mountain. There will never be another one like her. Ever.
In the end, the whole family was with her. Jos stroking her neck. Her tiny hand going up and down, so gentle and loving. Addi grabbing for and smiling at Nala. We waivered on whether or not to wake Joslyn to say goodbye but ultimately, we wanted her to have that chance. We didn’t plan on waking Addi but she had other plans, and we are so glad she did. Our girl’s tiny hands comforting Nala is a memory that is etched into our hearts.
We don’t have many words right now, just tears and heartache. Nala is forever in our hearts. She was LOVED. She was FAMILY.
We will LOVE you forever, Nala. Make sure to “bark 3 times” as Jos instructed, so you can cross the Rainbow Bridge and run free. Hugs and kisses, sweet babe.