This is our buddy... This is the picture we fell in love with and we knew we just had to have him.
We got him for Drew's birthday 3 years ago, and the day after Drew's birthday last week we had to say goodbye to him.
Caesar was there from the start of our little family. We had only been married 2 months before we got him. He went through the good and the bad with us. Happy to be part of the ride.
It was so hard to make the decision to put him down. He got bloat, that's where their stomach twists. It was worse to see him so sick. As many of you know Caesar had a pretty sensitive stomach, and the vet told us even with surgery, he would have even more problems and be more uncomfortable. We couldn't put him through that.
So we had to let him go. I hated it, I am not sure I have ever cried so hard in all my life. Especially not in such a public place. I was a wreck, Drew was a wreck, but while I was alone with Caesar while the vet was preparing the meds, and Drew was signing the papers, Caesar laid next to me while I sobbed. He picked up his paw and put it on my shoulder. I was a goner. I wailed and told him over and over what a good boy he was, and how much he meant to us.
He was probably just happy knowing I wouldn't be making him wear clothes anymore... Ha, he loved it.
We love our fat guy, Big C, Caesar my Naesar, big bear, big bear-o-potomous, big bear with no hair, old Mr. Grey beard, big fat fat fattegan, and will always miss him.
We will miss his snuggles, and we nose in our faces, I'll miss him saving me from moose, and scary dogs at the dog park, I'll miss telling him what a good boy he was for sitting like a gentleman. I'll miss telling him to leave me alone in the bathroom. I'll miss listening to him toot with every step he takes down the stairs. He ate our couches, shoes, got sick in our house, and I would do it all over again. To see his excitement he has in his eyes every time we got home. To see him wake from a dead sleep because he heard Drew's truck before anyone. To see him be so enormous and gentle at the same time. Parents loved him because kids could step,fall, tug and pull all over him without him even batting an eye.
I always had this vision of when we got around to having kids I would hire someone to take Caesar's picture of him looking into the crib, because for sure he would be tall enough and curious enough to take sneaky peeks in a crib.
We are so grateful we have been lucky enough to experience his love for three years. It would be a sad life not knowing the love of an animal.
We are so so so grateful to our friends and family who have made this hard time just a little easier. Friends and family who called or text us letting us know they understand that it wasn't just a loss of a dog, but a member of our family. To my siblings, all I had to do was tell one of you what happened and the news spread, so I didn't have to be the one to repeat it. Thank you for checking in on us everyday to see how we are doing. It means the world to us. Thank you to our friends for the treats, presents and the flowers. Thank you for knowing what a huge part of our life our pooches are. We miss you Caes, and always will!