My girl Bonita,
Where do I start, 1999 is when I adopted her from the Denver Dumb Friends league. As many of you know trying to adopt a puppy is extremely hard as they go fast. We tried on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with no luck. Right before we gave up for the day my oldest daughter and I decided to break the rules and go down a closed corridor of the facility. In the very last pen was the saddest sight I have ever seen, a small orange, dirty puppy with fleas. I fell in love with her at first sight. When I went to the desk they told me that she was from a shelter in New Mexico and had just arrived that day and was not ready for adoption. I let them know very firmly that I was a supporter and was there to adopt and wanted her to meet my family. To make a long story short we all fell in love with her and took her home the very next day. For the next 10 years she became my best friend, supporter, confidant and advisor. Six months into her early life she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and we were told there was no help for her. Bringing her home from the Vet was one of the hardest days of all our lives. We brought her home so my daughters could say their goodbyes to her. I put it off taking her back to the vet for one more day. I was blessed to find a savior in a Vet in Nederland that had a cutting edge laser surgery that could prolong her life. After the surgery he told me that I would be lucky to get 5 years out of her. I am proud and saddened to say that 10 years later she finally was sent to heaven where she belongs. Bonita brought us life, love and happiness I never knew existed outside of my children. I considered her my 3rd daughter. I’m not a writer or good with putting my feeling on paper. I just wanted to share with her and the world how she made my life so much better. She made me a better father, friend, and husband. Letting you go to heaven was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life of 40 years. You will never be replaced or forgotten. Every morning I miss your hugs and kisses. Now I just say hello to you on the mantle of the fireplace. I know that you are in a better place now. I just wanted you to know that forever will you be in my heart and soul. We all love you and miss you!!
Scott, Theresa, Brooke, and Maya