Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Best Friend

It is true what they say Man's Best Friend is his dog. I have been honored to have the most wonderful dog for the past 13 years. With a very sad and broken heart, we had to put Jordan to sleep this morning. For all of you who know us well you know what a smart dog Jordan was and how much we loved him. He was truly the best roommate I have ever had. I got him when I moved to Waco my second year of college. He was a great protector and a great snuggler. He could tell you where Santa landed his sleigh "Roof", go nite nite, shut the door and he even knew a little Spanish.

I remember when I first moved to Waco one night I couldn't find him. Cody came back over to help me look for him. He had tore a little hole in the cotton of the box spring and was asleep in his hammock. He eventually got big and tore the whole cotton lining off of the box spring. When Cody and I got married, we would find him at the foot of our bed under the covers every morning. He welcomed each new addition to our home and never harmed any of the kids.

When I was crying this morning, Joshua and Maude were quick to hug and hold one another. Joshua without me saying a word, told me "Jordan was better off now...God would be taking care of him and God is really good at taking care of people... he once fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish! so God can take care of Jordan and I bet he will let Jordan hear again." I don't know how I feel about dogs going to heaven but it sure was comforting that our kids were comforted by this thought. It even comforted me to hear Joshua rattle off all his information about God and his power.


  1. We are so sorry...we loved Jordan and he will be missed by us.

    We love you guys!

    The Nashes

  2. I remember Jordan. I remember when he stayed with your dad. Your dad treated him like another grandkid. :)

    It's never easy to lose a pet. It's losing a family member.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. We know just how you feel we had to put our Sadie to sleep last year. I cried for days. It was indeed one of the hardist things I have done. Never feel bad about crying over your pets. They are indeed mans best freind.

  4. I'm sure if there was such a thing a "dog heaven" Pandora would be super excited about having Jordan there to annoy some more :)

    I'm sorry to hear you had to do this.

  5. Wow...hmmm... seems that Joshua took that well