Emmitt "Smith" Richardson
9/5/2006 - 12/28/2020When you find your soulmate, they will give you so many โ€œbest daysโ€ of your life, but also one of the worst. Today was the worst. December 28, 2020, at 3:50 PM โ€“ the moment that your heart stopped, and mine kept beating. ๐Ÿ’” Emmitt. Emmy. Ermy-dermy. Original Gangster. My soul pup. My heart dog. My vintage forever puppy. My favorite little spoon. My obnoxious baby boy. My sidekick. My partner in crime. Straight up Basshole. Baby before baby. ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Emmitt was more than a dog. He was a special family member. Everyone who ever met him grew to adore him because he would force his love on them, or just go make himself at home and curl up under the covers in their bed. ๐Ÿ› Mine and Emmittโ€™s bond was one of a kind, that special, once in a lifetime love. ๐Ÿ’• Emmitt was my party animal in high school, he was my rock throughout college, my partner in crime through countless adventures, vacations, and moves. Emmitt has surpassed everything I thought he could have lived to experience. As a puppy, we thought he would only have a few years of a happy life due to his deformed little legs, yet he grew strong little muscular legs and blew everyoneโ€™s minds! ๐Ÿ’ช I only dreamed Emmitt would be there to see me walk down the aisle then to be the bestest big brother to our baby. He was there by my side through each experience to prove everyone wrong.

Because of you, Emmitt, my days were filled with laughter. I truly learned to stop and smell the flowers; mostly because your walk was at a snailโ€™s pace. ๐ŸŒป You may have always perfected that perfect puppy dog sad eyed face, but with that pendulum of a tail, you were always a party in the back! ๐Ÿฅณ You showed me the joy in living and the simple art of living. You showed me nothing but unconditional love and how to be strong and tough. You taught me about life and the greatness of sacrifice. Emmitt, you wreaked so much havoc, incited so much laughter, and comforted me in so many difficult moments. 14 years with you was not nearly enough time together. In reality, no amount of time would have ever been enough. I truly loved you more and more each day you were alive. I loved you your whole life, and I will miss you for the rest of mine. ๐Ÿ’™ I hope you felt like I did everything I could for you, because you truly did everything you could for me, and I cannot thank you enough. I am honored to have been your mommy. I know Grandpa will love you to pieces and is going to take great care of you, and Grandma Betty will make sure you are well fed and so incredibly loved. Fly free Emmy โ€“ you were simply perfection. You were always an angel in my eyes, today you just gained a set of wings to go along with the invisible halo you always wore. ๐Ÿ‘ผ There are not enough words I could put down on paper to describe how much I will miss you. I will meet you at the rainbow bridge one day. ๐ŸŒˆ Run free and scream at the top of your lungs my handsome man of my life.
Courtney RichardsonCharlotte, North CarolinaJanuary 3, 2021
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Emmitt was a brief but adorable and loveable character in my life - I am so happy that I got to meet him. ๐Ÿ’œ. Lights - January 11, 2021
Courtney Richardson - January 3, 2021

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