Our sweet family pup, Buster died today. He will be missed so much by all of us, especially my Dad with whom he had a special kinship. Buster was the sweetest and happiest dog I've ever known. He was a "stray," but that really only means he was looking for a home that needed and wanted him and that home was lucky enough to be ours!
I'll never forget my first impression of Buster. I kept thinking, "aww, he doesn't know he looks like that ..." After a few years, I think that his unique looks and precious demeanor made him the best dog ever in the opinion of everyone he met. We really got the feeling that he appreciated us taking him in and our family spent the rest of his life making sure he knew that we appreciated him just as much.
I know my Mom, Dad and brothers are taking this the hardest, since they were lucky enough to spend pretty much every day with him after I moved away. I hope they can stay strong and know that even though he is gone, he died a very happy dog and I bet his spirit will be felt there for a long time to come!
I will miss being greeted like this every time I visit home!