Remembering Beau

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Beau

We said goodbye to our beautiful boy this week. We are grieving, remembering and giving thanks for the gift he was to us. Like many dogs, Beau always pulled us into the now. He was given to us for this purpose. He didn’t hold grudges or regrets from the past, and he didn’t worry about the future. He was always present to what was going on today. He looked no further than the brief time following words like “treat,” “walk,” or “Do you want to go to the river?”

General Beauregard Haynesworth was a sensitive, gentle soul in the body of an 85 pound yellow lab. If things got tense, he left the room. If there was a baby near, he positioned himself gently by her. He never growled in anger. He loved to be close enough to touch. His expressions told the story of the moment – “I’m so glad to see you,” “I did something I should not have,” “It’s time to eat,” “Gotta go potty.”

We are missing him tremendously – he left a huge hole in our hearts – but we rest in the joy that he is in a place where cancer doesn’t exist, chasing balls and swimming in creeks again.

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