Dukey Duke, Dukis John, Rudy boy… Duke. Buddy, you taught me so much over the past 9 years. You came into our lives at just the right time, but I’m afraid you left too soon. I would have loved to keep you by my side forever and ever. You have been the very best friend I have needed over the years. I miss talking to you and hearing your howling response, your understanding brown eyes, and your big heavy head on my lap. I know we will be together again one day, and I promise to never forget you. I am so thankful for the time we have shared, and the memories that will live on in my heart forever. The girls have photos of you next to their pillows every night. Madelyn tells me every morning of her dreams where she and you play together. I hope you feel their goodnight kisses and hear their sweet words to you. We all miss you so very much! I know you are in a much better place buddy, and I’m glad there will be no more pain or suffering for you. We all love you, especially me. Play nicely with Moxi, and be sure to give Kramer a kiss from us too 🙂 Rest in peace my sweet baby boy. xoxoxoxoxoxo Mommy, Daddy, Mads, Leah, Carly & Sami.