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More Than a Man/Woman's Best Friend

Sure do miss watching this guy! He was a “regular” back when I lived closer to San Diego ❤️🐶 He also helped me get through one of the hardest moments of my life.


I was dog sitting Tobin the night I had to make the impossible decision to send my own dog off to rainbow bridge. After an inspiring battle with cancer, my Maui girl let me know it was time to make the call. Selfishly I wanted to prolong the near 10 years we had together, but knew she was in pain and such a decision was unfair.


I spent the day lying on the floor with Maui and Tobin by my side. We had a few visitors over to say their goodbyes and watched as the hands on the clock circled, wishing for them to stop. When the time came, I struggled to leave my apartment. I gave Tobin a treat and closed the door behind me letting him know I’d be back. It was almost as if he knew what was about to take place.


I returned home feeling completely lost, heartbroken and empty from saying farewell to my best friend.


I remember laying down on the couch as tears flowed endlessly and invited him to join me.

I’ll never forget the way he crawled up onto my chest, and gently laid his head on it so his eyes were level with mine. I had watched him many times before, but this was the first time he ever exhibited this behavior. He just laid there looking at me with love and reassurance. He was letting me know I WASN’T ALONE...he was THERE, and that it would be ok.


Dear Tobin, thank you for getting me “through” that evening and the few days after that followed till your owner returned.❤️🐶🙏


Tobin is a true reminder and example of WHY dogs are the most beautiful thing in the world.


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