Hannah, my vegan beagle, you were my family, my companion, my best friend, and assistance dog.
We have been through so many trials, tribulations, happiness, tears, bouts of anxiety, depression, mental illness, a marriage and it’s divorce and so many birthdays and other life experiences over the years.
You were my Sunshine gal, laid back, sweet, gentle hippie pupster.
My Hannah banana, Hannah Bear, Pumpkin, and Sweet Pea.
You made friends with everyone you met, whether 2 legged or on 4 paws.
I miss your presence so much. Our home is quiet, your beds are empty, your doggy door doesn’t swing anymore.
You were so quiet, I had to buy you a cat bell for your collar at one stage as you kept sneaking up on me.
I loved that you would follow me from room to room and would tell me you were there by putting your cool nose on my calf.
We had so many adventures, you and I, countless car trips, you helping me navigate the world at large, camping, shopping trips and visiting the family where half the car would be packed with your things.
We loved snuggling on the couch watching TV and eating freshly popped popcorn.
I loved watching you eat nut butter and it sticking to the room of your mouth and you trying to get it down. Fits of laughter would follow.
You helped ease my mental illness in so many ways. You knew when I needed a paw or two or needed to stroke your golden, velvety ears, though this last one was mutually beneficial.
We were together for your entire life, for which I am eternally grateful. You were my dog of a lifetime. I just wish you could have been around for my entire lifetime so I didn’t have to miss you every second.
A big thank you to Sunset Vets – Jayney and Emma for assisting me with the organisation of helping with Hannah’s appointment and helping me afterwards.
To Dr Ashlee, you were made for this job, you helped me on the worst day of my life, gave me the additional time I needed when I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye and helped make Hannah’s last day as ordinary for her as possible. She got to spend her last hours on the couch with me. Listening to me talking to her and stroking her. Cuddling her. Then when it was time to say goodbye, I could cuddle her in my arms. It was a comfort to me.
Her passing to the Rainbow Bridge couldn’t have been more gentle, compassionate, kind, respectful and with dignity for us both.