Thank you for being the sweetest best friend, buddy and pet I could ever ask for. I always wanted a Golden Retriever and you were the best! You gave me 15 ½ years of pure unconditional love. You were such a wonderful gift and addition to our lives. I remember when you would always have to have something in your mouth when you greeted us and you would wiggle your body and head over to us in the cutest way possible and make a low groan to say hello and go between our legs and just wag that tail of yours incessantly. You had such a special sweetness and loving and playful spirit about you. I never had to worry about you being aggressive and I never had to worry about you bothering the neighbors by barking because you just didn’t bark. Thank you for not having us have to worry about either one of those things, we were very lucky! I loved to watch you bark at squirrels though and get all serious when you looked at them and thinking you could catch one. I loved watching you enjoy the water, you were an incredible swimmer. You enjoyed going after the ball but not really interested in bringing it back. JYou were good at letting us know when you were mad at us for leaving you when you got into a few Christmas bags and ate the kids’ gum, chocolates and you even ate a few boxes of crayons. The yard became speckled for a little while after that! But you never stayed mad very long. You were great at giving high 5’s and doing circles for treats. You were incredible at giving love and never asking for anything in return. Everyone who met you liked you and a few friends have said that they got a dog because they enjoyed you so much! That’s a pretty amazing compliment. You were so great and tolerant with Jordan and Gavin when they were young even if they pulled your hair a bit too hard and as they grew and played different games with you, training you like a horse as one example. I remember this summer when I came home and you got a little spark inside and you ran around the family room table to the bathroom about 6 times, the kids and I had so much fun watching you be excited like that. It’s a wonderful memory I hold dearly. A couple years ago, I asked you to hang on and not leave me until you were 16, and then you could go, but you were tired a little before that time. I hope you weren’t in too much pain but it was the toughest thing ever to say goodbye to you and I just wasn’t ready. Thank you for being a great listener and always comforting me just by being you when I was sad. You captured and warmed my heart from the moment I met you and I will keep you there always. I miss you so much Chula. You brought such love to my heart and I hope to see you again in heaven.