I still remember the day seventeen years ago. My mom told my brothers and I, “now don’t get excited it’s not a definite that we are getting this dog. We have to see first.” We drove up to the owner’s home and she was standing out in front holding the most adorable puppy you’d ever seen. We all took one look and knew that he was going to be ours. Copper was not our family pet, he was our family. Throughout his wonderful 17 years of life he experienced graduations, birthday parties, traveling in our RV across the US to attend softball and baseball games, moving to into new homes, and bonding with his brother Todd. When you think of resilency and perserverance you should think of Copper. For Copper, no challenge was too strong to overcome, no obstacle to difficult to face. And whenever one of us had a bad day, all we had to do to feel better was come home and see Copper who would meet and greet us by jumping up and down with such joy, and then starting to do his tricks without prompting in hopes of getting a treat.
It has been so difficult not seeing him everyday, but we know in our hearts that he is in a very happy place; probably running around and chewing up an endless amount of stuffed toys, just like he loved to once do. We want to thank Home to Heaven from the bottom of our hearts for making Copper’s journey to heaven a completly peaceful one.
Copper, if you can hear us, we love you and we thank you for giving us devotion, happiness, and adventure the past 17 years. We know that we will be reuinted again one day. Until then, our hearts will always be filled with all of the incredible, heart-warming memories we shared together. We miss you dearly but love you even more…forever!