Dear Sára 16 years ago you were born. Unfortunately, you’ve spend your first year with abusive owners which didn’t treat you how you deserved to be treated, something which left its marks on you for the rest of your life. Luckily Kristina (mommy), saved you from them and gave you a warm home full of love, finally you got what you deserved. It took years for you to recover and trust people again. Even 5,5 years ago, when I was lucky to come into your life, some of the psychological scars were still noticeable. I was blessed that you and Nelly nearly immediately trusted and accepted me into your lives. In the evening you went to sleep in your own bed but often you woke up in ours. Sometimes with your body under the blanket and your head on the pillow, right next to me like a little human. When we all woke up in the morning, you and Nelly were jumping around the bed of happiness, putting a smile on our face, even on dark, grey mornings. You were a small 2.3 kg Yorkie girl, some people laughed with your (and Nelly’s) size and said ‘that’s not a dog, that’s a … you’re nothing with that’… Yes, you were small, but even after all you went through in your first year, you gave more love, friendship and loyalty then any person I’ve ever known! When I went through a rough, lonely period after moving abroad while mommy was away traveling for work over longer periods, it felt like you and Nelly sensed it and even though you didn’t know me for long then, you were always there for me, even if I had a bad mood, you always came to keep me company, you were always happy to see me and always gave it a nice feeling to come home to what otherwise would have been a sad lonely place for a long time. We could always hear you were around, whether it was because you were begging for more cookies or just one of your crazy loud but funny farts. Last year you were making a lot of nerve wrecking noises, which could drive us crazy if we had to focus on work or studying but the veterinary didn’t know what it was and how to solve it because all tests showed you were healthy. The only thing that helped was to raise our voice when we told to stop, something we didn’t like at all and even though we came to hug you afterwards, it didn’t felt nice to raise our voice but sometimes we couldn’t focus on our work anymore because of it. Now you are not here anymore, and we can not focus because of the sad silence, because we miss you and your sounds. We would give anything to hear you and your sounds again, just to know you are OK and here with us. Last year there were a couple of times we thought you were running on your last breath but you always pulled through and recovered. Also last month, a few days before we left on our work trip, you were not feeling well and we were worried to leave but the vet gave you a vaccination and you were much better. You were even jumping again and at 3 o’clock you made sure we didn’t miss your lunchtime. A few days before the end of our trip, we heard you suddenly completely stopped eating and we were worried again, but hoped and believed you would pull through as you always did. When we arrived back home, you still weren’t eating and lost more then half a kg, you couldn’t stand on your feet anymore, it was so sad and heartbreaking to see you suffer like that. You lifted your head and reacted to us, but you couldn’t lift your body anymore. It’s now a week ago since we had to let you go and say our last goodbye to you. It was the hardest thing we ever had to do, but at least we know you are not suffering anymore and you died in our arms, knowing you were not alone. We miss you enormously Sára, it’s not the same without you here. Also Nelly is very sad, when we come back from a walk, she always sniffs and searches around the house, as she doesn’t find you, she starts barking. Yesterday she even started barking really angry like she has enough of it that you don’t show up, she went to stand in front of the stairs looking up and bark, hoping you would come down the stairs, when she realises you are not coming, she comes to look at us with sad eyes and goes to lay on your pillow. Thank you Sára for all the love and friendship you gave us, you are awesome! We will miss and love you forever!
Farewell Sárinka our little friend!
David, Kristina & Nelly (Thank you team Kuaga for the beautiful and respectful service you arranged for us to say goodbye to Sára)