My Little Angel, Bean
by James and Melinda Lewis
Sweet Little Angel
My wife and I were not looking for Bean back in 2001, but she sprouted up in our lives. I was not a dog person growing up, so I didn't know what to expect.
My wife was called out of town on work just a couple of days after Bean was brought into our lives. I was told not to let her sleep with me because we agreed to keep her in the crate at night. Well that lasted 5 minutes the first night my wife was gone.
I still remember it like yesterday. I placed Bean on the bed and she curled up in a little bean shaped ball and sighed as soon as I got beside her on the bed. It was at that moment she wrapped me around her little paw. This precious little angel has been a part of the family our entire marriage.
We had to put her to rest on Friday, December 12, 2014. She had kidney failure and wouldn't eat.
It was the hardest decision we have ever made. She has brought so much joy to us everyday of our marriage. I am blessed to have spent 14 years with this precious baby. The last 2 weeks I did everything I knew to get her to eat, but this illness came on fast.
My baby loved to walk and during good weather walked ~ 2 miles per day with me and my wife until 2 weeks ago. I have cried so much these past 2 weeks and sure I will keep crying because I have lost my best friend who brought so much joy to my life.
At the end she could barely walk, which hurt me so much because she could out run me at times even at 14. Thank you for letting me share my story with you because I will never forget my little baby and the joy she brought me daily.
One thing I am grateful for is she did not suffer and I knew I couldn't be selfish and keep her on this Earth if she was in pain. I so hope to see her in Heaven some day. I love you Bean, you will be greatly missed. Love Dad and Mom