I've been putting off writing this post because it's still too tough. On Sunday, January 12th, we had to put our sweet pup Ruffino to sleep.
You may have remembered me asking for prayers a few weeks ago. Initially we weren't sure what caused his stroke. But as time went on, he stopped getting better and then suddenly got much, much worse. They now believe it was a brain tumor that caused the stroke and then caused his health to rapidly decline. We woke up that Sunday morning knowing he wasn't going to make it much longer and didn't want him to experience the pain that seemed to be taking over.
We miss him so much. There is a huge hole missing in our family. I miss hearing his feet click across the floors, his big yawn and shake in the morning, and of course him coming up to me with those big brown eyes and leaning in for love. There are still paw prints on the wood floor in our bedroom. I can't bring myself to clean them up.
Ruff was such an amazing boy. He loved us so much, and we loved him even more. He was patient with our children, exploded with personality, and was honestly the best dog we could have ever imagined. What a blessing he was in our lives.
Ruff Dog, I love you with all of my heart. You are my very good boy. I know you'll be there waiting for me when I get to Heaven. I can't wait to see your sweet face and to rub those velvety ears again. I love you.