Remembering Decker

“Decker came to us from a family who could no longer care for him as they felt they should. Decker jumped right in our car the first time my husband met him and perhaps the dog knew that we would need him so much over the years. He was a companion for our first dog, a therapist for me, a buddy to my husband, and the first dog my son ever walked. Decker was the reason we bought a king-sized bed as he grew accustomed to (read: refused to leave) sleeping in between us. He loved food and walks and accompanied us on many hikes. When our first son passed away at home with us 10 days after birth, Decker – who normally could be found sleeping the day away on the loveseat – followed me from room to room until he felt I would recover and be all right. He was a special soul who understand life better than perhaps any of us ever will. We loved him, were grateful for him, and will always remember our Decker Dog.”

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