We had eleven years together. You were there whenever I needed a friend and forgave me when I lashed out and made stupid choices. You never liked it when i cried. Now I cry for you. I’ll miss how happy you were whenever I came home. I was never alone. When it was the end, I wasn’t there. I’ll always be sorry for that. Dad says you wouldn’t have wanted me to see you like that. I’ll have to take comfort in that. You had such a wonderful personality. You cared for us and protected us until those final days when the pain was just too much for you. I hope that one day I will we you again. I will always love you. You will always be in my heart. Rest in peace Duke, my true best friend. You were more than just a pet to us. I’ll always miss you and will never forget you.