Saying Goodbye to My Good and Faithful Friend

Hi, this is Leslie Harris. On Thursday, we had to help our little dog, Remus Lupin, cross the Rainbow Bridge.

Remus was only 11 years old, not very old for a small dog. He only weighed 20 lb, but as my sister said, he was a little dog with a huge heart.

We got him when he was about a year old. He had been living on his own for a while, and was scrawny and missing big patches of fur. Not at all what you would call a cute dog.

Honestly, I did not want to adopt him. I didn’t want any dog. I’ve been a cat person my whole life, and I knew I would be the one to have to take care of the dog. And if I was going to have to have a dog, I wanted a pretty one like a cocker spaniel. But, I was overruled, and we brought him home in June of 2011.

It didn’t take long for him to win me over though. He was so funny! Everyday, even when he wasn’t feeling well, he would run to the door whenever a package or the mail would come, and bark until that evil person left our home. It worked every time.

He loved going for long walks. When he was a younger dog we would walk for about 7 miles, even in the freezing cold. He would come home, take a nap, and be ready for another walk that afternoon.

And he was so full of joy. When he wagged his tail, his whole back side would sway back and forth! I grew to really love that little dog, and I even got to love his scruffy little face.

He came with me to the radio station a few times and kept me company when I was here by myself. I’ll always be grateful to this little dog who gave much more than he took.

Please help to cheer me up by showing me pictures of your beloved pets in the comments, and give them extra love and attention from me. They deserve it.