February 11th, 2018 - Cedar's journey with us was a long one, but he finally found his forever home with Barbara R. and her husband in the Canyon Country area for the past year. "I very suddenly lost my Big Boy Dog, Cedar. I am devastated and heart broken. Cedar was my every day giver of joy and unconditional love.
Cedar was such a boy dog. He had more expression in his face than I ever knew was possible for a dog. He followed me wherever I went, took daily sunbaths, loved to ride in the car and befriended everyone he let inside of the fence. I will forever miss his little nudges of affection and call for attention.
The sunbaths. He knew on cold or windy days I would leave the front door open so he could lay on his piece of carpet in the doorway, be in the sun and out of the cold or wind. Other times he would lay in his favorite places in front of the garage or on the front porch, the door was always slightly ajar so he could come and go as he pleased. Often he would come in the house, give me a little I love you nudge and go back out to continue his sun bath. He loved to lay down in front of the front door letting everyone know, this is my home, I am loved here. He loved his sunbaths and his home.
He was so smart. Such a gentleman in the house. Careful with his toys. I would leave him in the house whenever I was gone. Sometimes he would ask his Dad if he could go outside and wait for me. The first time he was outside when I drove in the driveway he stood in front of the car and I had to get out and take him inside the house. We worked on that and he learned, when I drove in the driveway, he was to go sit or lay on the front porch so he would be safe.
The snoring. The snoring said, I am home, I am safe, I am content, I am in my forever home and I am loved. The snoring was my comfort as I fell asleep each night. Oh how I miss hearing him snore.
Cedar was my buddy, my friend, my companion, my daily joy. I am grateful I had him for a short time to receive all of the unconditional love he gave me.
Rest in peace my Big Boy Dog, you will forever be in my heart. Cross the rainbow bridge and enjoy all the joy heaven has for you. I prayed that my Dad, who was such a lover of dogs, would be there with my Princess Dog Kimba, to greet you, care for you and give you love until we meet again. I am forever grateful you came into my life, I love you so very much."