When we first moved in to our home, we were greeted with a warm lick and a bark of 'hello' by a wonderful little dog named Rudy. My girls loved Rudy from the first moment they saw him and he loved them. The girls love every dog in the neighborhood, mainly because they do not have one of their own. However, Rudy held a special place in their hearts. Unfortunately, Rudy passed away a few weeks ago and a little piece of all of us went with him. We miss him a lot. But this morning, I was reminded of how life is wonderfully good at starting over - our neighbors brought home a new dog who desperately needed a loving, forever family. Wiley looks a lot like Rudy, but he's quieter, and perhaps a little more shy. My girls have fallen madly in love him, as has his forever family. While Rudy will remain forever with us, Wiley has managed to open up a new place in our hearts just for him.
We love and miss you, Rudy. Welcome to the neighborhood, Wiley.