5/11/2011 - 7/2/2020Yesterday we said goodbye to our Lyla girl, it still feels surreal. The house is empty without her but I’m so thankful we got that extra week with her to prepare ourselves and spoil her with all the things she loved. I know everyone feels this way about their dog, but Lyla was the best dog for our family and there will never be anyone else like her. 💔 I will miss her wiggles, her cuddles, her zoomies, stealing any and all carbs off the kitchen counter, drooling by my son as he snuck her scraps from his highchair and about a million other things she did that made us laugh.

She was the best big sister to her human brother. Given that she didn’t have much experience with kids the first 7 years of her life, we were admittedly nervous when we brought our son home from the hospital. Lyla immediately calmed our nerves by transforming into a gentle, loving giant understanding how important he was to us. The bond they created was so special and I’m thankful she turned him into a dog lover at such a young age. Lyla was the first word he intentionally ever said at 5 months old and up until about a year old, every dog we passed he called “Lyla”. He calls for her every morning from his crib so that will be hard for us but he is learning to understand that she is in doggy heaven now. We will make sure he always knows about his big sister.

She was the biggest non-lap, lap dog and if she were here right now she wouldn’t want me to cry, in fact anytime she saw I was sad, she would race across the room and jump into my lap and proceed to cover my face with kisses until she knew I was happy again, it worked every time. I think I’ll miss that the most.💔

Her last week was filled with love, massages, cuddles, ice cream, walks, visits from family members, car rides and balloons (anyone that knew Lyla knows how much she loved popping balloons).

While yesterday was hard for us, I believe it was the perfect ending to her beautiful life. We took family photos in the morning which included cake for Lyla, then we went for a car ride to a picnic by the water with cheeseburgers that she inhaled in one bite 😂. We came home and told her how much she was loved and what a good girl she was and helped her cross the rainbow bridge at home while eating a frosty paw on her bed getting pets and hugs from my husband and I. It was truly peaceful and comforting knowing she was no longer suffering.

Rest In Peace angel girl, you are so loved and missed, and will forever be in our hearts.
❤️🌈🐶 2011 - 2020 🐶🌈❤️
Meg AmisSpringfield, PennsylvaniaJuly 3, 2020
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