Memorial video by Nashoba Accalia
When you lose a fur baby, you lose your heart… …Finding it again may be hard…
When we lost Tataunka Lynn, Lucy Loo, Lootz, Taunka, baby girl, sweet thing… etc (She had more nicknames than you can imagine and she knew every single one) We lost our heart.. She was the love of our lives… She was beautiful and smart and sweet and loved you all day long… She was also very protective which surprised me since she was such a love! This beautiful Lab loved her babies too… She would collect them like her nicknames, including mine that I got for anniversary, birthday, Valentine’s Day etc.. and you know what? I was glad to let her have them.
I miss her with every fiber of my being. There isn’t a part of me that isn’t crying and aching to hold her again. I want to pet her soft fur, the softest I have ever felt. She was half Black Lab and half chocolate Lab. Taunk was Brindled up her front paws and on her face until she aged and she turned gray on her face. She even got these funny little grey eyebrows she didn’t have before… It just made her even more beautiful.
Lucy Lynn was so smart too… She knew who “Mom” and “Dad” were, and we could tell her to take something to the other and without hesitation she did, she could open my refrigerator, she could pick up her babies and put them in their box, and of course she knew all the tricks. She was a sponge when it came to learning. I believe she could have learned anything if we had just taken the time to teach her.
Her favorite things, were us, her babies, ice cream, food, swimming, and fetching, in that order… At night we would lie on our recliner couch and she would lie between us and switch her head from Dads lap to mine… I usually got her tail end though.. Even she had a preference. We always shared our healthy snacks with her, never anything she shouldn’t have. We loved her so much it wasn’t possible to give her the things she wanted and we knew she couldn’t have. Every morning she got her cookies. It was her routine. Outside .. back in.. “Mom where are the cookies??? Huh?? Well???” Hopping up and down and wiggling all over.
She had our hearts in a grip tighter than gorilla glue… The love we felt for her was given a thousand times over from her… She was so special! She was the third arm, leg, head of this group… She went everywhere with us… She was a part of our family. Losing her tore our hearts out. The tears that flow could float a boat to Heaven… To the Rainbow Bridge… I wish…
“What will I do? You know I’m only half without you
How will I make it through?
If only tears could bring you back to me
If only love could find a way”
What I would do, what I would give if you
Returned to me, someday, somehow, someway
If my tears could bring you back to me” If only tears could bring you back… Midnight Sons
I know I can never have you back my sweet baby girl… I am trying to heal, I am trying to learn to love again, I know that is what you want… If I could somehow reinvent you I would and have another 13 years with you, petting, loving, sharing, being family…
I LOVE YOU!