Where do I even begin? You were the epitome of a dog child, you went everywhere with us, and that's no exaggeration. From our cross country road trips, adventures up north to the mountains, picnics, you had a continuous zeal for travel, ecstatic to just get in the car and go anywhere. We loved your sweet snuggles and holding you like a baby when you weren't snoozing by our feet keeping them warm, or making a mad dash to grab your furry little hedgehog. You were my little shadow, following from one room to the next faithfully. Rylie you showed us patience, how to stop and smell the roses, or stop and smell anything for that matter. We love you for being a complete ham, if I told you one thing, you'd look at Brian just to double check that it was indeed time for a bath, only waiting for confirmation from the other before doing anything. It didn't matter if Brian and I were gone for 2 minutes or 2 hours, you would be equally excited to see us again, jumping up and down and moving your whole body back and forth following the swinging of your tail. If we asked, "Rylie, are you a beagle?" you would answer by perking up your ears and tilting your head sideways. I love how quick you fell in love with Brian, some of my favorite memories are of you two together. You were my little piece of home back when we were living in Utah away from family and the farm. I will miss your tiny black nose poking at the top of the bed, begging to get the day started much earlier than we ever anticipated. There is oh so much I will miss, but even more than I will cherish.
We will forever remember your sweet spirit and we wish we could hold you just one more time. The truth of the matter is, my heart still hurts, but it's healing. It's finding comfort in knowing that you are no longer in pain, but selfishly I wish I could of had more time with you, we both feel that way. But we're finding peace in knowing you're at peace. We love you sweet girl and will forever.