Today we are saying our final goodbye to possibly the kindest, most gentle creature God ever made. Our Old Timer, Arnold, is crossing the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. We are utterly devastated and heartbroken and just sad. But we can't bear to see him in pain any longer and know he will be fully healed once again.
Arnold, you are quite simply Man's Best Friend. We will miss you and will never be able to think about Bea's early years without you being a large part of the memories.
I hope Heaven has a lot of nature trails and mountain passes and rocks and rivers for you to walk through. I hope there's the perfect kind of dog food, because I know you only eat certain kinds. Maybe Jesus can spring for the organic yogurt you like best. I hope there's no running, because I know how that bothers you and I would hate for you to spend eternity playing referee to a bunch of rowdy puppies. I hope there's someone to give you a lot of brushing and petting and snuggling, because you deserve it. And more than anything, I hope Mattie is there to welcome you home.
Goodbye Old Timer. Our hearts are missing a little piece tonight without in our lives.