My husband and I first met Rain in August of 2005 shortly after moving into our first house. After searching Petfinder.com for weeks, we finally found her available for adoption at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. We instantly fell in love with her sweet face just from her pictures online. As I was driving there to meet her in person I hoped that she would have the personality to match and she did not disappoint.
Rain (a.k.a. Brains, as she affectionately became known as) easily became a part of our family and it was like she had always been with us. You could count on her waiting the door when we would come home from work, happy and excited to see us! She LOVED to ride in the car, play tug-o’-war with her rope toys or fetch with her ball, but she was also just content to be near us no matter what we were doing.
She became fast friends with almost everyone she met and over the years, as we added new dogs to our family, people who knew her would always comment on how Rain was their favorite! She loved kids, especially our two nephews who would never leave her side when they came to visit.
A few weeks ago, I started to notice that she wasn’t her normal active self, but I chalked it up to her getting older and just slowing down. However, after a visit to the vet she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and the vet estimated that she only had about 1-3 months left with us. Needless to say, my husband and I were devastated. Unfortunately, her disease was more advanced than the vet thought and her health went downhill very quickly. Four days later we made the difficult decision to let her go.
She was a large part of our life and her presence is definitely missed in our home. I feel blessed to have had almost 10 years with her. When she passed I told my husband that I was glad that we found her that day and he said, “No, she found us!” She was meant to be ours and even though she is gone she will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
We love you, Brains, and we miss you so much!–Mike & Toni Morgan