Bark Three Times

©Amber Yeager, NalaPaws Photography All Rights Reserved

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.

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6 Responses to Bark Three Times

  1. Sandy Simmons says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Run Free, sweet Nala.

  2. The OP Pack says:

    We have followed your blog for many years now although we don’t often comment. We are so sorry to hear about Nala. We said good-bye to our Phantom a month ago, he was 16 years old. We understand so well how hard this is. It is never easy. Soft woos and gentle hugs to you and your beautiful family.

    Hugs and Woos – Ciara and Lightning and Kathie (our Angels Dakota, Thunder, and Phantom were there to welcome Nala across the Rainbow Bridge)

  3. katy says:

    Oh amber, I am so sorry. Sending love your family’s way and some up above for Nala.

  4. thevanzumis says:

    Im so sorry to hear about Nala. Big hugs and giant Dane kisses from all of us!

    • Tricia says:

      It seems like just yesterday when Nala, Darwin, and Remi would meet up at the school field for playtime.

  5. Tricia says:

    We will all miss sweet Nala. She was the first Ridgeback I met and meeting such a sweet girl was what led to us getting Remi. I’ll never forget when Remi met is big sister. She was so patient and gentle with him. Many hugs to you and your family.

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