Last week, we said goodbye to our Little Missy, Bodie, our 14 year old Bouvier.
Life is really different without her. It's amazing how much of our lifestyle revolved around her needs and how embedded she was in our routines.
I still watch for her to show up in the kitchen at certain times...like when the bread Vern makes is about 20 minutes from being ready to be pulled out, or when I'm pulling out the squeaky veggie drawer in the fridge to get salad fixings (she loved bits of cucumber and crunchy lettuce pieces :)), or when we are making morning coffee and peanut butter toast (yes, we shared bits of peanut butter toast, too :)).
We knew it was time...but really, it's never a good time when they are such a vital part of your life.
This picture of Ashley and Bodie was taken in September 2009, her last long road trip, which was to Idaho.
We will treasure our memories of that special, sweet girl. There are so many of them...and so many of them still make us laugh and right now, make me cry.
She was totally unique and a perfect addition to our family. She will be greatly missed.