DEAR COACH

Dear Coach,

They say all dogs go to heaven, and I take some comfort in knowing you’ve got a fast pass (and I say that because the puppy brother you leave behind we probably won’t be so sure about).

You’ve been a gift from the moment we met, a puppy tied with a bow on Christmas morning when I was 14 and my youngest brother was 6. You’ve given us sixteen and a half years of unconditional love and loyalty and so many life moments that won’t be the same without you here.

You don’t expect when you get your first dog at 14 that that same dog will be there for your college graduation (and your three siblings’ graduations after that), the night you get engaged, the weekend you get married, the day you bring your first baby home from the hospital.

The vet told us dogs don’t live as long as you did unless they’re stubborn as hell, but I think you hung on as long as you did out of pure and selfless love for our family. You’ve given us more than we could ever have given you in return, and there will forever be a hole in my heart with your name on it. A lifetime with you wouldn’t have been long enough, but I know your buddy Fenway is up there howling with excitement over seeing you again. You’re the best dog who ever lived. We’ll miss you, buddy.

Love,

Kenzie

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  1. Really sorry for your loss, I have lost my pet last year, I know it’s not easy to admit that they are no more because they are the true example of unconditional love and loyalty, when I start remembering my dog, tears start flowing from my eyes

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m crying right now. The day I lost my dog was the saddest day of my entire life. Dogs really are like family. I also try to take comfort in the fact that all dogs go to heaven and I hope yours is enjoying it playing with his pal and getting all the treats he could want. <3

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dog earlier this year and I truly understand what you and your family are going through. RIP Coach. Prayers for you and your family and sweet, sweet Coach.

  4. So sorry for the lose of your sweet pup. Our dogs are family and we feel their lose no less. I truly believe that dogs do go to heaven – isn’t that a happy thought on days like this.

  5. So very sorry for your loss. I understand what you are going thru. Unconditional love and how much happiness she brought to your life.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Coach. The pictures spoke 1000 words of the great life he had with you and your family over these many years. Gosh, we love our doggies. And they love us. Coach was blessed to have your family love him and he lives on in Rory and the incredible memories.

    XO

  7. So so sorry to read that your beloved Coach has crossed the rainbow 🌈 bridge. He’ll live in Your hearts forever. Much love.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss, Mackenzie. This is a beautiful tribute to Coach. It looks like he had a wonderful life with your family. Sending hugs.

  9. I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Coach. He truly was a member of your family, a truly loved pet who witnessed, comforted, and celebrated the many milestones in your life. I am sure he is frolicking in heaven, and I hope his memory always brings a smile to your face. Sending your family hugs.

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. We just lost our black lab of 15 years. It is so hard saying goodbye. Thinking of you and your family ❤️

  11. Mackenzie, I’m so sorry about this. I know Coach was such a beloved member of your family. Sending you a big virtual hug from San Francisco.

  12. Oh Mackenzie, this breaks my heart. I’m grieving with you and your family, losing pets is so hard. May there be some light and joy that comes your way today.

  13. Sending you & your family so much love. Saying goodbye to a pet (really, another family member) is so hard. Hope you can find solace in all the wonderful memories and experiences you shared with Coach.

    1. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

      <3 So sorry for the loss of your sweet Coach! How wonderful for you to have him in your life for so many milestones.