My handsome man Joshua

by Kirsten



Joshua and Rosy

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Joshua was my baby boy. He just passed away about a month ago and I adopted him from the SPCA about 6 years ago. I was having a hard time in my life that ended about 4 months ago. Joshua helped me through everything. That’s why I really think he was my guardian angel.

We got him from the SPCA and at the time the vet thought he was at least 12. We never thought he would live as long as he did. I became quickly attached to him and all of my friends called him handsome man because that was one of the nicknames I used for him.

I loved him so much and almost everything I do reminds me of him. I keep his collar with his id tag on my backpack so I can have a piece of him with me at school every day. I also have pictures that I keep in my purse. I miss him so much that I have to distract myself from thinking about him or I will just start crying.

He was so old that everyone kept telling me that his time was going to come eventually. I couldn’t even stand the thought of not having him. I’m gonna stop talking about his death now and just talk about what he was like.

His favorite thing was French fries. I know that people food's not good for dogs, but he would always go crazy for French fries. He also loved our other dog rosy. It was funny because he was a little Jack Russell Terrier, about 10 pounds, and rosy is an overweight black lab/cocker spaniel that weighs about 60 or 70 pounds. He loved her anyway, we always said that rosy was his wife. My mom and I also always said “I want a husband like Joshua” because of how much he adored Rosy.

That’s all I have to say about Joshua right now, I just needed to get this out because I am very upset about this tonight. Thanks for reading :)

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Oct 17, 2010
honoring Joshua
by: Russ - Bucky's dad

Your words are both touching, and then enjoyable. What a wonderful love you had with Joshua. Isn't it amazing how our little friends are there for us and bless our lives? I smile when I heard about the french fries and how he adored Rosy. Thank you for sharing - I hope that your burden is lighter, a little bit each day. I believe that you will see your handsome man again. Life as we know it comes to an end, but our energy (spirit) cannot be extinguished.

Oct 11, 2010
So sorry
by: Carmelo's mom

Dear Kirsten,
I so understand your pain. Our companions are so special that losing them hurts so very much. What you had with Joshua is so special and full of love that it can never be replaced. I keep thinking that I would never trade the time I had with my dog to not having the pain of losing him. After a while the pain dulls, but the feelings that memories bring are always going to be full of love. Hang in there and know that there are many who understand what you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss.

Oct 10, 2010
All I've got is a hug for you...
by: Linda

Losing my buddy has been really hard too. I'm glad that there is this place to put our grief thoughts and help us get past it.

Your Joshua sounds like a wonderful dog and I am glad that you got to have him for awhile...
Hugs, Linda, Chance's mommy

Oct 09, 2010
Prince's Mom
by: Anonymous

He sounds to be the best, I know your pain and want to say to you be strong everyday seems like an eternal without him but as time begins the healing process it will come, little by little to ease the pain in your heart. I know we may have pain for our love one but they are without us as well and we have to be strong for them hoping they are in a better place with no pain or hurt so be strong and allow yourself time to heal.

Oct 09, 2010
sending my thoughts and prayers
by: Evelyn

Dear Kirsten,
I am sorry for your loss. I send you my thoughts and prayers across the miles. I also miss and grieve over all the beautiful dogs I have had in my life. May the happy memories and the joy that you brought to one another, be a comfort for you through this difficult time.
With Aloha from Hawaii,

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