“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you,
sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”
I love this quote, it has been so applicable to my life over the past 7 months. Things here on the Island haven't always been as exotic and exciting as I make out on the blog! and one thing's for sure Sunny has made my days brighter regardless of everything that's been going on, and it's hard for me to imagine life without him going forward (cue the 8th time I have cried today!)
On Monday night we went for our last sunset walk on the beach together at our local beach.
Look at those cute little paw prints!
and here's my footsteps along with his.
When we first got Sunny he hated the car and never wanted to go in it. He would run a mile if he thought you wanted him to get in. The times when he needed to go to the vet, we would have to coax him in with pieces of ham and even then he wasn't happy! In the past month or so all that has changed and he hops in the car as soon as you open the door, even if you weren't necessarily planning on taking him! Last night I had to run some last minute errands and he of course wanted to come, I managed to snap this pic of us quick.
I had decided I wanted to make one last visit to my favourite beach on the Island, Taylor Bay. We passed this street sign, and I've always wanted to take a picture of it with the lovely turquoise hues of Chalk Sound in the background, Picturesque Lane is certainly apt!
We arrived at Taylor Bay and Sunny headed straight for the water, it had been a pretty warm car ride...
and as soon as he's out of the water his favourite thing to do is roll in the sand, I don't think he likes to feel wet!
This afternoon we took our final walk on the beach and then we headed home to hand him over to his new family.
It was incredibly hard to say goodbye to him, I know he will be well loved - the two little boys he will be living with just adore him and have been so excited all week about being able to come and take him to their home....
but that still doesn't make it any less sad. He has been a part of our family and he will certainly be missed, but we know we helped to save his life and that we were able to give him lots of love whilst in our care and we hope he will always remember us :) maybe one day in the future we will even return and get to pay him a visit!
It was very sad to return to an empty house tonight, after having a delicious conch curry at the Behlmaier's!, and to not have Sunny's happy face and wagging tail there to greet me but I know Eden (above) will be taking good care of him for us and I know that we have made enough memories with him to last a lifetime!