Our golden retriever Franklin has left us to entertain all the doggies and their soul mates across the Golden Bridge. When we get there, all we will hear is “Oh, you’re with Franklin." Because that is all we’ve heard for the 12+ years we were together down here. Everyone remembered Franklin, regardless of how long it had been since they saw him last. When we first met Franklin, he promptly came over, sat on my feet, twisted around to look up at me, and said “I’m going home with you!!” We couldn’t say no, and it was a wonderful decision.
A few memories…..He was always standing, ready to greet us at the front door, when we returned home…….. Somehow he knew when we were preparing to go out whether he was going to be included in the trip. When he figured out that he was going to be staying at home, he just sat himself down royally, and watched us leave……... When he wanted a few early morning pats before we were up, he would come over and whack the mattress with his tail, until he got his way.
Yes, we spoiled him, but we think he spoiled us so much more with his love for us.