Monday, August 26, 2013

Good-bye Amber

Three weeks ago we said good-bye to Mike's family's dog, Amber.  We're not sure of her age since she was adopted from a rescue, but we guess that she was somewhere between 12-14 years old.  She wasn't doing too well and it became obvious that she was ready.
Sweet Amber.
As we were hanging out with her, I realized that I've known Amber for nearly as long as she's been a member of Mike's family.  She was adopted about a year before I started dating Mike so I've known her for nearly a decade.  She was always so welcoming to me and made me feel like part of the family when I'd come over to visit.

Everyone had their nicknames for Amber.  Mike and his father frequently referred to her as "Stinky" or "Stupid".  Mike's mother called her "Sweetheart" and "Honey".  Mike's sisters loved to call her "Baby" and "Booger".  My nickname for her was "Ambie Bear" which I always called her when I came over to visit.

In Amber's earlier years, she distinctly disliked other dogs and would not accept them in her home.  By the time Luna came into our lives, Amber had settled down and allowed Luna to join the family.  Luna loved to follow Amber from room to room and in and out of the house.  I wonder if Luna will notice that her constant companion will be missing from the home when we go to visit.

Amber was a fantastic dog who made her family very happy.  She loved nothing more than to receive affection and return that love tenfold.  She will be sorely missed.

5 comments:

Marine said...

:( I'm sorry to hear that! We just lost our two family cats too.

Steve Uyehara said...

i'm sorry for your loss.

gyeong said...

So sorry. Sounds like she was a sweet loving girl.

Auntie M said...

I'm sorry Amber has gone. She looked like a very sweet dog.

{{{{{{{{{Kelly and Mike}}}}}}}}}}}

Sam said...

I'm so sorry. It's always hard to lose a pup.

Sam