My heart is broken... Again. I lost my chocolate lab Moose this morning at 2am. 14 wonderful years doing everything together is not nearly long enough. It seems like only yesterday he was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. First his "Big brother" Cosmo in 2010 (p.s. Thank you all very much for all of your support back then as well) Now my moose... The hurt is overwhelming. He was my child I never had. My right arm. My partner in life I will miss watching you sitting on the couch watching the TV with me. Sitting at the stearing wheel wanting very much to drive the truck... Hanging your head out the window while we were driving, with your nose to the sky, as I was always wondering what you were smelling as your ears were flapping in the wind.... Oh the smiles and laughter thoes times always gave me. Like the times you were carving up the river in pursuit of your favorite stick. Telling me how your day was in "dog speak" every night when I come home. Oh the conversations we had... All I had to do was put my finger to my ear and say "tell me moose" and the conversation was on... I will also miss your uncanny ability two always figure out which of the Christmas presents were yours! Moose I love you more than anything else in this world. Rest easy on your favorite couch tonight and wait for me at the rainbow bridge. Find Cosmo and play in the stream near the bridge together. Dont chase the ducks buddy! Oh you know what? Go ahead and chase them... It will be fun!!! Then please take some time to just relax in the meadow... Please enjoy the warm sunny days! Look up at the stars... I will be looking up at them every night thinking about you! Remember Moose to take breaks when it's hot to have a cold drink. Please also remember to tell them you don't like your beef stew too hot! Moose, run and play and have a great time! Enjoy it brother! After everything you have been through in the last few weeks, You deserve it and God knows you earned it! But please do me one last favor... Moose... please keep one ear open! Listen for me please because one day I will come and I will call for you! One day... you'll be running or playing with Cosmo or some of your new friends... Maybe strolling thru the meadow or maybe just taking a nap near the bottom a beautiful tree and I will call for you. Please listen for me! It is my sincere hope that you will come running through the grass to greet me! It will be a joyous day! I hope you give me a million kisses! I miss them already! After our absence I'm sure we will have a lot to talk about!!! I hope we can just sit together and talk... you can tell me everything that you've been up to. Moose please have fun, but please be careful and listen for dad who will one day be calling for you! and once I find you I promise we will never, ever be separated again! Please be careful, take care and wait for me until we can be reunited at the rainbow bridge so we can be together again! Moose you are a great pal. I don't know how I can go on after loosing you. You mean the world to me. Please be careful, have fun and take care! We will all be together again. I love you Moosie Dad Merry Christmas Moose. Sharing my birthday with my buddy. Happy birthday Moose April 24th 2017 Even when things were very difficult for you, you always had a smile. June 28th 2017 Thank you moose for everything!!! I love you!