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You Will Always Be My Best Friend

This video has been viewed over 30 Million times on Facebook alone, and every day I am touched by the comments and messages I receive about it.

See the video here.  Learn more about my best friend collection on my shop.

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Dedicated to Bella the Bullmastiff who let a frog sit on her paw.

(Back in July, an Instagram friend reached out to me in anguish.  She told me that she had put her beloved Bullmastiff to sleep.  I felt her pain and my heart ached.  I wanted to create something in honor of Bella and as I started to put this piece together, I thought about all the dogs and animals that we love so deeply and lose way to soon, so it became a tribute to all the fur babies that we’ve all had to say goodbye to in life.)

90 comments on “You Will Always Be My Best Friend

  1. Cindy Kloosterman

    I was looking through Pinterest for an appropriate post today, as my faithful companion of ten years, Ocker Marley, is going to cross over very soon due to cancer in his spleen. Reading your posts and watching the videos has helped ease this transition for me. I will miss my Aussie terribly, but reading these comments has helped greatly. Thank you

    • MarezyBeatle14

      Cindy, here’s my heart! I lost 2 of my 3 girls rescue pack within 2 weeks of one another due to diseases. I myself struggle with diseases, disabled. How it hurts; had my Collie mix for 14 years, and Aussie/Beatle for 7. My remaining 13 year old and I were lost. We have a new one now — will be my last — a male, and he’s brought my 13 year old Annie to life again! We are STEWARDS! This is what we do and the goodbye part never gets easier. Blessings!

    • I am so sorry for this very hard loss in your life. They are such a huge part of our lives and I believe he was a very much loved friend and companion. He will still be a part of your life, just in a different way, and his love for you will always and forever be with you, in your heart.

      • And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
        My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
        And I will brag to all who will hear,
        Of the person who made all my days so dear

        take heart – Faithful friends never leave us, they just run on ahead.

  2. Diane Young

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart ♥️ for you beautiful, fun, loving, cartoons dedicated to all that love and adore our fur babies. They bring me great joy not only in times of sorrow but just in everyday life. I look forward to seeing each and everyone.
    Keep on keeping on!!♥️🐾😊👍🏼

  3. Thank you and may God bless you always. You have touched my heart . I know like so very many people who have had to endure the loss of their “best friend” as I have, you have given to us peace in reminding us how blessed we were to share our life with each one of our beloved pets. How I miss them so…

  4. Elayne Riskin

    As I stand here crying after reading this beautiful piece, I think of my beloved cat, Maestro. About 3 weeks ago my son, Maestro’s veterinary, had to put him to sleep. He was 15 years old. If he had been human, he would be the life of the party. Sleep well my good friend.
    Until we meet again.

  5. Thank You.. really.. I just lost my pet yesterday and I’m feeling terrible.. 😞💔 I couldn’t do anything for my pet she got cancer without syntoms It was late when I took her to the vet… now Im so sad! Everytime I saw her bowl her toys her house! I start crying! 😭💔 and This story was really beautiful ..now I know she is in a better place😔

    • I am so very sorry about your dear kitty. I went through this with my pup—when I’d see his blanket, a toy, I would just crumble. I was a mess for so very long. So take time to heal, take good care. Sending you much love and hugs. xo

  6. Lisa thompson

    So true…. you want to hold your babe one more time. 🐾🐾

  7. I think we all have that “one” pooch. I sure as hell have. Pain like I never thought possible!
    🐾💔🐾

  8. Thank you for this video. I am about to go through the loss of my last rescue and she is only 10 yrs old and I can hardly stand the loss again.

    • I am so very sorry Linda. This is just horribly excruciatingly painful. I wish I could take it all away and give you many more years with your sweet rescue. Sending you much love and hugs. xoAmy

  9. My dog died in his sleep last Tuesday. I have never felt pain like this before . Watching this video helps me cope and feel close to him again. Thank You

  10. I am so sorry. I know your pain.

  11. Just lost my collie/ blue heeler mix. He was very old. He was still playing up until 2 days before he passed. He just layed down. He drank water but that was it. I could tell he was submitting when he layed his head down to the side. I could tell he was ready. Sure enough he passed on within an hour. He died where he always loved to sleep. He had a good life. But it hurts to say goodbye. I hope he’s waiting for me.

    • He is waiting for you. He lived a wonderful life filled with all the love you gave him. He was tired. It is very painful to say good bye.

    • I am so very sorry that you lost your sweet pup. The pain is unbearable, so take time to heal, surround yourself with those who truly understand, and know that you’ll see him again. His spirit is close by always.

  12. Betsy Hughes

    In the space of less than a year I lost my Shadow Cat who was 20, ready to go even knew that morning she was leaving cuddled & purred till they put her to sleep while I held her. Then my dearest sweetest pound puppy Jake the rescue greyhound who stopped racing at 5 and saved me & my family one week before he was due to be executed, he made our lives special for nearly seven years before his giant heart burst & he left me in the middle of the night in my arms begging him not to go. Our beautiful tiger Harry of the golden eyes & big hugs, who thought he ran the world for 16 years & had magic healing powers till he needed them & there was none left so he had to break my heart, he didn’t want to. And when I thought I couldn’t feel sadness anymore a little girl who was much older, much sicker and more badly used than anyone thought came to us when she needed the most help & kindness to be able to die with dignity surrounded by love, that was Ma-Belle at 13 even my roughened horse doctor vet shed a tear. She was with us just over 1 week, we’d adopted her and her friend Midnight. She taught us we still had plenty of love & room in our hearts and home for any who needed us because by heck we need them. Miss you all babies every one & thank you, I am a better person because you shared your lives with me. PS: we have 5 wonderful fur babies in the family & room left over for more, there’s 5 acres here!!!!! Love to you all to all the carers out there😊😁💖💖💖💖💖💖 Betsy

    • What a beautiful tribute to all your precious fur babies. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for making so much room in your heart for so many. xoAmy

  13. Saying good bye is the hades part. I know your pain. I have said good bye too many tines. Yet I go back because I have so much love to share. May the memories of your pe be a blessing.

  14. Oh, it is so beautiful and sad at the same moment – I am simply crying while writing it. The time which we can share with our animal friends is too short…

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