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To my sweet Trixi, by Carmel Orr

You were born July 1, 2006, so we were together almost 17 years. I often think you chose us rather than the other way round. You became part of our family until you were too tired to go on. You left us in March 2023.

I thought I was prepared but each day since you left us is just as hard as the first. I cry for you every day. I look at photos and videos which make me happy and sad at the same time.

I loved to kiss and cuddle you and loved the way you lay your head on my shoulder to sleep. You had your own special way of communicating to let us know what you wanted. And oh, how you loved your neck and shoulders massaged. You loved drives in the car. Never much of a walker, you caused many a smile as people asked me when I carried you, who was taking who for a walk. I bought you a stroller so we could go for longer walks and you wouldn’t get hot or tired. We took you everywhere with us.

You always wanted to be close to me. Your greetings when you saw me always made me smile. We thought we would lose you in 2015 and again in 2016, but you rallied each time. You stayed with us longer than we could ever have hoped but that doesn’t make your passing any easier.

My heart is broken, and I miss you so much. The day you left us I knew you were tired and couldn’t go on, so we made the tough decision to let you go. I held you tight, kissed you and told you how much I loved you until your final sleep.

You were a faithful and loving companion, and I was privileged to have you in my life. I love you so much. Rest well my baby.

Your human mom, Carmel

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