4/22/2011 - 11/27/2020Dear Gucci,
10,000 characters are nowhere near enough words that we have for you. You’ve been my baby for so many years. I still remember the day I got you & how you stole my heart within seconds. When I brought you inside, the first thing you did was pee on my bed! From that moment on, I knew you were the one for my family and I. You’ve been with me during some of the happiest and saddest of times offering your love, compassion, comfort and your loyalty. Whenever I was sad, you were right there to kids my tears away. During my panic attacks, you would come running to me and lay on me as if you ground me and help me work through my emotions. You learned everything about me and comforted me as best you could. During thunderstorms, you would lay beside me and help me sleep. I remember all the times we played together. You loved squeaky toys and playing fetch. You learned quickly mommy & I were too high up in our wheelchairs to reach the ground or your height so you’d stand up on your hind legs to let us reach the toy or even so we could put your leash on to go for a stroll. You loved long walks, greeting strangers and watching birds and squirrels. I’ll never forget how you reacted to your human brother and how gentle and protective you were with him. When I had to get out of bed for a minute when he was an infant, I told you to watch him for a second as a joke and when I came back into the room you were really laying right next to him, guarding him. I’ll never forget how much that warmed my heart. I also remember that time when grandma cooked a beautiful ribeye steak rare and left the kitchen to let it set before cutting it. To our surprise, you jumped on the table and made off with the entire steak!! That night, you had a steak dinner and we had grilled cheese sandwiches! I’ll never forget how much we laughed about it and said that since you went through all that trouble to get it that you deserved to have it! The only thing you left on it was the bone!

Gucci, you have no idea how much we miss and love you. This house isn’t the same without you here. Bryson is so heartbroken, too. We all are. You had more human friends than I do, they’ve all said that they miss you so much. You were the dog that helped people get through their fears of dogs! You will always be my best friend, my baby girl, my “first born.” I could go on and on about all the memories I have with you, but then my memorial would be an entire novel long.

I want you to know that there will always be a hole in my heart where you were. This house, this family, will never be the same without you. But if I could go back in time & do every single moment of these past 9 years over again, I would in a heartbeat. You will be my “toonie nootie,” and not a day will go by that won’t be filled with memories of you. We love you so much, thank you so much for loving us back. This isn’t a goodbye, it’s a see you later. For now, enjoy play with Titi Nanette, Chrissy, Vee, Snoopy & Bella. I’m sure they’ll all be there to keep you company until I can get there myself💕 I love you baby girl. Now it’s time for you to rest💕
Zasia DavisSpring Valley, New YorkNovember 29, 2020
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What an absolutely beautiful tribute to sweet Gucci! And what wonderfully sweet photos. She was so very lucky to have you & your family and be surrounded with so much love. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs!Dr. Liz Hilton - November 30, 2020

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