It's been exactly a month since Casey went to the Rainbow Bridge, and I realized I never put up a final photo tribute of him. It still doesn't seem real that he's gone. I hesitate when people ask me if I have pets, because I still want to say that I have dogs but I don't right now. It's a strange situation. I'm planning on starting to look at the Boxers in Need page for dogs that need foster homes after June is over. I don't know if I'll be willing to take one yet, but I'm hoping that seeing faces of dogs who need me will help spur me over the hump. Whatever new ones I take in, I know I'll love and make many new memories with. But none of them will be quite like Casey.
Casey got off to a rough start in life. He belonged to a hoarder who kept him in the house when he was a cute little puppy, then abandoned him to a grassless, shadeless backyard in the merciless Texas sun when he was a little older. He was about a year old when pulled by Legacy Boxer Rescue and in dire need of help!
Luckily a loving foster home took him home and got him healthy again. Even more luckily, no one else fell in love with him for those five longs months he was in foster care. I don't know how they couldn't just adore his sweet face and serious personality, but maybe he was just waiting for me.
My first picture of Casey, the night we met
Casey had a solemn face with beautiful, soulful eyes.
But he had his sweet and goofy side too. He was SO good about playing dress-up for me, mostly because he knew he'd get lots of treats and attention for his fun costumes!
He was a wonderful brother, foster and forever! He had a way of making all the dogs who came to our house feel right at home. And he and Cinderella and he and Jessie had very special relationships together that always made me smile.
He loved his humans too, especially his Boy!
But his favorite place to be, no matter what was going on, was by my side. He was my little Velcro dog and went with me everywhere we could manage it. He was the best snuggler, and I've never known a better dog about sleeping peacefully in the bed with me.
He was my best friend, the man in my life, my soulmate. There will never be another like him.