TRIBUTE TO A LOVING BEST FRIEND
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 was another sad day in my life as I had to put my baby to sleep. He was a Shar-pei and his name was George Winston. He lived a good life for almost 13 years (2 months short). He was born on January 1, 2003 and was adopted to our family on Valentine’s Day 2003. We had many nicknames for him : big bear, pooh bear, Winnie the pooh, bapa, and poohey. He was a handsome big boy with a gentle heart, full of love for his family.
He gave our family so much joy and love and filled the void of missing Chester. He was the combination of my first and second Shar-pei. He was gentle yet fierceful. He seemed to know when to go to bed. When the clock rang at 9:00 pm, he would go upstairs to my bedroom and sleep on his bed or I would find him taking over half of my bed. He would not move.
He was loving, loyal and protective of his family. He watched over us with all his heart. He intimidated every person who came to our home, no matter how many times they have been in our home. He would bark and the sound of his bark would have made you run for a cover. He would encircle and check you out and make sure you were good, just like a bodyguard would do until I told him it was okay. He was not bothered with little things happening in the home but watch out if you were on my property. He would not hesitate to run after anything that would endanger his family.
He loved to lay in the sun and enjoy the afternoon rays in the porch. He taught the little ones who the boss in the house. He would let them play and put them in their place when they were out of line. He would look at me with his puppy eyes and tell me that he got me covered.
I know I will cry for many days ahead and will miss him dearly. My heart hurts so much of losing him very quick without warning, but on the other hand, I am glad he did not suffer. It was unexpected.. He didn’t go alone. I was there with my daughter, my very best friend, my niece and her family came to say good bye to him. All my children had their time with him and said good bye via facetime. Thank God for technology 🙂 it was helpful for my children to say good bye to him. We love our Winston.
Dogs are faithful, loyal, loving and willing to lay down their lives for their loved ones. Dog is the only animal when you spell it backward, spells GOD. Some people said there is a rainbow bridge where our loved pets will be waiting for us. Some people say animals don’t have spirit and when they pass, they are gone forever. But I believe our love is their ticket to heaven. I believe God gives special privilege for our pets to be in heaven with us. God loves His creation. The Bible said when a sparrow falls, God knows. He knows and loves Winston as much as I do. I know I will see him again in heaven 🙂