2/10/2004 - 5/5/2014My Best Friend and Ball Boy, Solomon
We know that you have arrived at the Rainbow Bridge – whole and happy - and that your Grandpa Bud was there waiting for you. You gave him joy, late in life, during his battle with ALS. You are such a source of love and loyalty.
All the times we could hear you literally saying, “If Mama isn’t going, I’m not going!” Car ride or not, didn’t matter, you weren’t leaving without me. I will never forget your true devotion. I already miss the earful I received from you, along with your happiness (and ball), when I returned home from an outing that you were not allowed to attend. We had to start spelling G.O. because you were always ready.
What a true fighter for the joy of life and love! You amazed everyone around you as we fought that horrible mouth cancer together. You took in every step of homeopathic and herb treatments we could give you after the vets all said you would need to lose your jaw. That was the one thing I could not allow them to do was to take away your joy for tennis balls and food. Your joy gave me joy – you were unselfish that way! That was 9 months ago and you stayed happy the whole time. You hid your pain and never complained once and I was beginning to think every doctor was wrong. It was my honor everyday to spoon feed you when it was too hard to do yourself. Boy, the others were so jealous it became a conveyor belt of spoon feedings.
We are very thankful to our new friends, Poppy of Equine Alternatives and Gina, who guided us in the maze of natural healing. Our time together would have ended last August, but you and I got 9 more months of quality time together that I would never trade for anything in the world. But that day did arrive where I could no longer keep you here for my time minus the quality you deserved, so we had to say goodbye, but just for a little while.
Even though Mommy’s and Daddy’s hearts ache for you now, we know you are now cured. My heart is yours as I know yours was mine forever. I will be looking for you when I arrive there myself one day. You were the best little twin brother to Sammy. And the best big brother and mentor to your little brother, Charlie (not so little, huh?).
Until we meet again my sweet boy, play your heart out and have a BALL doing it!
Love you forever from your humans: Mommy, Daddy, and Jessi; and from your furry family: Samson, Jinni, Tazz and Charlie
Lisa BushnellSanta Barbara, CaliforniaMay 7, 2014
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Solomon, you will be greatly missed by your family,,,but I know that Bud was there to meet you at the Rainbow Bridge. I'm sure Buffy can show you around and please let her know that her mommy misses her...just like your mommy misses you. We will all one day be reunited. R.I.P...Ball Boy.Kathy Thompson - May 11, 2014
Jessica Ley - May 10, 2014
Enjoy your angel [email protected]Jessica Spitzer - May 9, 2014
Solomon, I am so sorry we met under these conditions. You amazed all of us with your zeal, determination and fantastic attitude. I am so happy you got to train Charlie to take over your legacy for your human family. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Look at the lives you have touched human, k-9 and feline. Well played Solomon. Rest In Peace - you deserve it.Poppy Phillips - May 9, 2014
I miss you so much!!! Charlie seems lost without you.Lisa Bushnell - May 8, 2014

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