To my dearest, dearest boy Cooper:
From the moment I found you as a puppy in a snow bank over 10 years ago, every day with you has been filled with little indescribable joys. I didn't think it was possible for a dog to make a person want to be a better person, but that is exactly how you made me feel. You worked your way into our hearts, and added brightness and life to our little home.
Thank you Cooper, for opening our hearts.
Thank you Cooper, for your grace and acceptance of all those cats who came after your arrival. (See the little melted paw-prints besides Coopie's feet? They were Amelia's).
We were so lucky to have you in our life, and so, so sorry to see you go.
You were such a brave, brave boy, never showing us you were sick. I am so, so sorry...words fail.
Godspeed, my boy, Godspeed.
May you now run like the wind.
Run like the wind, Cooper.