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01/04/2001 - 19/01/1973
I have lost the best friend anyone could ever ask for. My
heart is broken. Gromit was called the miracle dog by
our vet because of his thirst for life despite age catching up on
Gromit lived with a family up to the age of 12, but he was not so
well looked after, when he came to me, he was not used to
affection, he tolerated my hugs and kisses but he loved me.
He suffered from separation anxiety, would howl if I went to the
shop without him. He came to me in July 2013, my Dad passed
away November of that year and since then Gromit has been there
when I woke and there when I went to sleep, by my bedside.
He made me laugh, he made me get up and take walks, he got
vestibular disease twice but came through it. He would
physically pull my clothes to make me walk with him.
My life feels so empty without his presence.
He died on my birthday, tragically, he was out doing what he loved
pottering and smelling on his walk, I think he took a turn because
he fell into the lake we were walking beside, the same lake he
walked beside every day, twice a day, it was dark, I couldn't save
him, he swam for a few seconds and then his head turned and his
head went down. The anguish I felt I can barely describe,
the current was carrying him quickly, I had to go ahead to try and
find a place to access the water, I was terrified in the darkness
but thank God I managed to pull his lifeless body out of the
water. I will never forget that night. I couldn't save
him and I hate that
I love you Gromit and I think you know how much I loved you, I
miss you and I will never ever forget you
You were slowing down, at monthly checkups with the vet, I asked
every time did he think you were in pain
My sisters, tell me you died doing what you loved but what hurts
me most is that you couldn't hear me calling you. It all
happened so quickly and I so wish I could turn the clock back
Please forgive me!