Farewell to Cookie, 2008 – 2023

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Cookie the dog

I don’t wish to let you know this as a result of I don’t need it to be true, however we mentioned goodbye to my beloved Cookie final week. Her smile and spunk lit up my days for over 13 years and I miss her terribly. 13 years! I’m the luckiest, and what I’d give for extra.

Cookie was my sidekick, my frontman, my greatest pal, my real-life teddy bear, my soul pup. So long as Cookie was there, I used to be by no means alone. I can virtually really feel her snuggled up by my aspect now. Cookie obtained me by means of the darkest of days and brightened one of the best. She stored me firm by means of numerous lengthy days and lengthy nights as we constructed this web site from scratch. She style examined almost each recipe, too, whether or not I needed her to or not.

In her earlier years, Cookie had a terrifying tendency to shoot out the entrance door like a rocket, which impressed immense gratitude for daily that we obtained collectively. Then she acquired a terminal most cancers prognosis, lymphoma, and defied the percentages by residing one other two-and-a-half years. I at all times dreamed of caring for her in her outdated age, and that’s what I obtained to do. Over the previous 12 months, she misplaced her listening to and her well being declined, which felt harder and sophisticated than I ever anticipated. She died of outdated age, and whereas I’ll at all times surprise if I made the correct selections each step of the way in which, I’m discovering some peace and luxury in understanding that we spent all of her greatest days collectively. A canine couldn’t have been extra cherished.

Cookie got here into my life on the good second, after I was contemporary out of faculty and studying to stay by myself. She walked with me all the way in which to marriage and motherhood. She left me precisely the place I wish to be in my higher thirties, with my loving husband and our child woman. My coronary heart is so full and so damaged on the identical time.

Cookie was extraordinary and so was our bond. I spent a lot of our time collectively wishing for what I’ve now, but I’m feeling so sentimental about our particular time collectively as Cookie and Kate. Could this be your light reminder to understand what you have got when you have got it.

Thanks for cooking together with us and for locating pleasure in her antics. I’ll be again quickly to share extra images and a few of my favourite Cookie recollections with you. She was really the best.

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