Today is a hard day for those who loved a wonderful dog named Kimber. At some point during the night, the senior dog, beleaguered with age-related health issues, drew her last breath and peacefully slipped away.
Remembering Kimber is a joyful endeavor because hers was not a life of sadness or hardship. She was a dog who was loved deeply from the moment that she joined her human mom’s life – and though her mom knew that Kimber’s time was limited, there was no need for the creation of a bucket list.
You see…every day of Kimber’s life was an adventure. Kimber was the center of her mom’s world – on sunny days, and even not so sunny days, Kimber and the other members of her “pack” would be off on an “out and about” adventure with their adoring mom. Some days it was a trek to a stream or river…other days it was a visit to a lake or the shores of the Puget Sound.
When Kimber’s body became tired – the fun didn’t stop. Instead, her mom bought her a cart and they continued finding people to see, and places to go. Kimber had a loving demeanor, and her manners were impeccable (thanks to her dog-trainer mom). Because she was a joy to be around – everyone loved her, and of no surprise, those who loved her are grieving today.
Every dog should be as fortunate as Kimber was to be loved so perfectly. Kimber lived an exceptional life and she passed away in a manner that most people dream of…peacefully in her sleep, after a full and long life.
Rest easy beautiful Kimber.
(images via Tracy)