Mar 22, 2011

A Tribute to Hunter-Man's Best Friend

Yesterday we said our final good-byes to our Hunter.  

The cancer had taken over Silly Bunter and he was beginning to show signs of pain.  Saying good-bye is never easy.  My heart aches.  He was my faithful companion, never more than a few feet away from me at any given moment.  How strange to lose your own shadow.  How upsetting when you look to see him beside you and you begin to realize that it will never be again.

Hunter was only with us for 5 years. We found him on Petfinders, though they claimed he was a girl in his little ad for a family. He brought us much joy over the course of his short life.  He only got to live 6 years on this earth, for the past four years we had battled the tumor. He was very valiant and never once complained about the tumor that seemed to be ever present in his mouth and face. 

We prayed and believed God for healing for him, 
but instead God decided it was time for Hunter to leave us.  

I will miss him terribly. 
Now as I type tears are welling up again in my eyes.  

Of course, it is better to have loved than to never have loved at all.


Kathy C. said...

So sorry. He's a cutie.

mom said...

Oh, Kimmie! My heart is sad for you! Saying good-bye to pets is never easy as they are part of our family....

Tammy ~@~

Valerie said...

So sorry for your loss. :(

Leslie said...

Kimmie, I'm so sorry for you loss. I pray that God will use this time to show you comfort in a way that you never would've experienced before, so you can grow even closer to Him.

Anonymous said...

so sorry for your loss. I will pray for comfort for you and your family

Amie said...

Sorry for your loss :( Hope the kids are doing okay.

BJ said...

I'm so sorry. Those beautiful creatures make their way into our hearts in an unbelievable way. Un-animal lovers don't get it at all. I actually had a dream about my dog, Nutmeg. She's been gone for several years, now, but I had her for almost 17, and she grew up with me. She was my canine self. And I miss her still. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Kimmie,
I'm praying for you and your family as you grieve the loss of your precious pet!

Rob said...

I know exactly how you feel Kimmie, they leave such a big hole don't they.

Beth said...

It's always heartbreaking to lose a pet. I pray that with each day, your heart will ache a little less.

Julia said...

Oh Kimmie,

I am so sorry about Bunter. What a cutie he was! We have a Retriever and my son uses her in 4-H {we are hoping to get a little soon from her}! They are such sweet dogs and do bring so much joy. I hope you are all doing OK with the loss:(.



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