This is the last photo I took of Eddie. He was born on 12/27/98 and passed away on August 27, 2011. That's over 84 dog years!
Eddie relied on us for most everything during those years. He trusted us to provide him food, water, walks, grooming, vet visits, bones, car rides. So for over 12 years, we did just that. I wish we could have done it for twelve more.
Eddie always had to be in the same room as you. He preferred being around people to other dogs. We never once had to worry about him being aggressive, never ran away, never destroyed anything around the house. Eddie was a good dog.
Eddie always made us laugh and never made us cry until the end. His trust, loyalty and love was unconditional. When we would return home from work or just being out, he would greet you at the door with his tail wagging, maybe a toy or slipper in his mouth. He did this every single day for over 12 years. Eddie was a great dog.
The old adage that dog is man's best friend is probably best explained by this last photograph of Eddie. This is how he looked at me just an hour before he left us.