(honorary birthday) 15 January 1998 - 17 July 2013
Dave loved life and was so happy just to "be invited to the party". He had a hug for everyone he met, had one of the richest singing voices, and was such a happy-go-lucky guy. He loved to play, he loved to snuggle, he loved to help me work with the colors I'm unable to see.
|Dave, Guide Dog for the Color Blind|
Every day with Dave was a gift. He brought love and joy, he brought playfulness, he brought fun to the party. And I strongly believe he wants that to continue. For all of us. He's with his sisters Stormy and Amber now, and has met the rest of our pack, Jesse, Lucky, and Booter. He can run and play again, he's feasting on beef brisket and watermelon (like the Texan that he is), and other than missing us, he's happy. His body is no longer a burden to that hearty spirit of his.
Dave was a walking, jumping, gallumping celebration of life. He plunged into our lives with gusto and changed all of us for the better. He asked for very little in return. Maybe for some tummy rubs.
So, please - celebrate the life of our Dave! Don't be sad - and please don't post about him on your blogs. Do not post photos of him, don't blog about us losing him. He would not want that; it would only spread sadness. If you have something you'd like to say about Dave, please leave a comment here or zip an email to Ao4HQs - at gmail.com.
Now go do something fun to honor him. He'd like that.
Thank you for honoring my request - and thank you for celebrating the great life of Dave with us.
From all of us here at Ao4 Headquarters -