Your first day home. That was a huge, life-changing day for the both of us. I remember being so amazed, so dumbfounded, that you were actually real and actually there and actually mine. I would look at you and just be overwhelmed with shock and wonder. How lucky was I?
I had those moments of bewilderment often and not just while you were a puppy, but also as you grew and matured. I still have those moments, even now that you’re gone. I look through your pictures and I think, Wow, how lucky am I? How lucky am I that I got to know this dog? That I got to grow up with this dog and learn so much from this incredible, wonderful dog? Not many girls get to have a best friend like you, Lassie. A best friend who is so unfailingly loyal and loving.