7/22/1996 - 3/7/2017Dear my baby angel Peru,

You were my angel sent from Heaven. You gave me reason to live, even at times I didn't want to. Life was challenging for us, the past 20 years we have been together. I am where I am today because I had you by my side. You were my reason to get up in the morning, you were my reason to breathe and you gave me strength to overcome challenges in life. Even when the world fell apart, even when others come and go, you were there by my side and protected me. My anchor. My angel.

I am so blessed to have had you as my daughter and it breaks my heart that you are not by my side. I will cherish every moment of the 20 years we spent together. I miss you very much but we will meet again.

I come home and call for you, but realize shortly after that you are no longer here. I picked up your ashes today. I cried and couldn't stop shaking. Peru, guess what. The lady who cremated you was so nice and to comfort me, she offered to give me a necklace with some of your ashes inside. She doesn't normally do this, but she said you were a sweet, pretty girl and that she would like for me to have the necklace with your ashes. I am wearing it now. I now have you with me at all times and I know that you will continue to look over me and protect me. I will never take this off and I will die, buried with your ashes.

There will be no other friend, daughter and family like you.

If my love could have made you live, then you would have lived forever. I love you more than anything in this world and I would die for you. Thank you for the beautiful journey you shared with me.

You and I are forever bound together and we will never separate. You are part of me and we will meet again. We will meet again and be right next to each other where we belong. We will talk next to each other like we always have been for the last 20 years.

Your Mommy of 20 years
Aram LeeMountlake Terrace, WashingtonMarch 9, 2017
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I only met Peru at the end, and I wish I had been able to know her longer. She was clearly very much loved, and was a special companion.Charlotte Hotchkiss - March 11, 2017
They will not quietly,
the dogs who've shared out lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a barking at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be.
And sometimes coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
Although time may bring new friends
with new memories to fill,
That one place in our hearts belongs to them
and it always will.

Thank you for taking care of Aram, Peru. You will be missed. 🐾
Grace 언니 - March 10, 2017
Thank you for sharing this... I just lost my fur-baby as well, so it is comforting to find that someone else feels the same way about their dog. Peru was so beautiful.Laura Endsley - March 10, 2017
Peru, we know you are still around and will be around to make sure that your mom is doing OK. When I met you, you were struggling with the challenge life threw at you but your courage to fight inspired us all. We will celebrate your wonderful life. Thank you for teaching us what love and companionship mean. You will be missed !!Jasbir Kaur - March 10, 2017
Peru---you are one amazing and wonderful companion to my friend, Aram. You gave her strength and together you were in perfect harmony. I am glad I was able to meet you and spend time with you before you left this world. Aram loves you very much, and I am so glad you had such a great life with her. Have peace in your afterlife, and we will never forget your cute little face.Ryan Medeck - March 10, 2017

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