December 1, 2012 - July 14, 2021
Dog of a Lifetime I’ll never forget the first time I saw you. I saw your bright blue eye through the screen door. You were the largest, tallest dog I had ever seen. I had only seen dogs like you in magazines. You played fetch with Kash, and plopped down beside us on the couch. You stole our hearts in an instant. After bringing you home, you proved to be a difficult dog. Trimming your nails was impossible. You wouldn’t let us near your face. You growled if we touched you sometimes. It took multiple vet visits to find someone to treat you because of your aggression. I wondered what had happened to you and why you were scared. You weighed 95 lbs and we could see every notch of your spine. Your ribs protruded and you were missing hair in large patches all over your body. Robinson Animal Hospital finally was able to treat you and we saw results fast. You gained weight, your hair grew back, and slowly we gained your trust. I will never forget you chasing us around the yard, gently nipping at our ankles. I will miss seeing you jumping in excitement when asked if you wanted to go for a walk. I will remember you always taking our hands in your mouth showing us where you wanted to go. I can still see you bumping your nose against the refrigerator to get water and using your mouth to turn door knobs. I will miss you kicking me forcefully in your sleep when you were running somewhere in your dreams. I will remember the time we had to bring you home early from camping because you couldn’t handle the heat. Air conditioning and a king size bed were calling your name. I will never forget the time you stole an entire pizza from the counter. It was only then we realized what a pizza fiend you really were. I will also remember the time you almost drowned John in the lake trying to get on the float with him. We slowly started to realize that you weren’t able to go as far on our walks. You slept in longer and stayed in bed most of the day. Your legs began to shake and car rides became more difficult because you weren’t steady on your feet. I saw the worry on your face when you had accidents in the house. So we rallied. We tried to keep you around as long as possible but knew you were beginning to slip away. Wearing diapers was not your favorite and medications were beginning to become difficult to administer. We made the difficult decision to say goodbye to you, our best boy. So, I hope you know I was happy to clean up your messes. I was thankful to buy you pizza when you no longer had an appetite for your regular food. I was blessed to take you for rides in the car watching you stick your head out the window and slowing down so you could still balance. I still feel every head bump, lean, cuddle and squat with every inch of my soul. Our lives won’t be the same without you. There is a heaviness in our house tonight that won’t be forgotten. I hope you have crossed the rainbow bridge to be greeted with Little Ceasar’s pizza, a Dairy Queen pup cup, a king sized fluffy bed, and all the love you can handle until we meet again. Diesel is survived by his Parents & brother: John, Star & Kash Kelley. He is also survived by his "fur buddies": Mojo, Skeletor, Rosita, Zombie and Sir Meows a Lot.
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