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Well I have certainly become the bearer of bad news over the past few nights... tonight my heart is with my very best friend's family as they had to put their dog to sleep today.
I cannot even imagine the pain that they are going through right now as they try to figure out what to do without the dog that has been part of their family for so many years. We all know that he's in a much better place now, and he's not in pain anymore, but it's hard to believe that he's gone.
I feel like this is the first thing that's happened that makes me wish that I was still in New York. All I could do was hold the phone and let my friend talk and cry; I wanted nothing more than to make my old trip across the main road and go to his house and hug him. It used to take two minutes to get from my house to his, and now I'm more than two days away. It's a horrible feeling to know that I can't be there with him.
My best friend's mom is also my mom's best friend, so their family has been part of my family since I was in third grade. My best friend and I grew up together (even though we weren't close until we were in high school), and I used to go to his house all of the time. I loved his dog, and he was always ready to greet us when we came over. He was everyone's little buddy and was happy laying down and watching everyone go about their business. My little sisters loved him so much, and have always squealed with joy whenever they saw him in person or even just saw a picture of him.
I couldn't believe how difficult it was to hold back my tears and force myself to not cry while I was on the phone with my best friend, because I didn't want to upset him even more... If I was brought to tears, I really couldn't imagine what his family is going through. I really hope they know that they're in our thoughts and that we love them so much.
Rest in peace, Buddy!! We'll miss you!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.