My beautiful sweet baby girl Lili passed away on Thursday. She was taken before her time, she was only 6.
Lili, I remember the first time I met you. It was June 6, 2009. You were this beautiful blue weimaraner puppy. I saw your beautiful mom and thought she was really cute… I mustered courage I usually don’t have and started a conversation. The next thing I knew, I had a play date for you and my weimaraner Tobey.
You and Sarah came over and I fell in love twice.
(Lili and Tobey in August of 2009)
I was going through so much having recently had my heart broken. You were the first soul after that I said ‘I love you’ to. I meant it. I told you before the woman who would become my wife.
As your mom and I got closer, you both moved in. It made the home complete. You were my Summer Girl. You brought so much energy and love. I was amazed everyday by something new. Whether it was how fast you learned the invisible fence, or how you sat like a person, how you hated stepping on wet grass, or how you would treat your brother as a pillow.
(Lili snuggling with Tobey)
When Sarah moved to West Virginia for residency, it was a relief for me knowing that you were there to protect her. I saw it first hand how fiercely protective you were of both of us. Nothing was ever going to happen to us with you around.
As you grew older, you became my confidant and friend. I loved snuggling with you or just talking to you. You would always check in to make sure everything was ok. When I was having a bad day, you would lick my face or start woo’ing or try to get in my lap. You had a way of knowing. I remember so much.
Lili, on Thursday, the unthinkable happened. Your kidneys stopped working suddenly and you passed from this world in your mom’s arms. We’ve never felt so empty. It rained for two days straight afterwards. I think the earth was crying. I don’t think I’ve ever been this sad or heartbroken.
(Lilian and Sarah at Medvet)
I want you to thank you for changing my life and that you’ll never be forgotten and will live forever in our hearts. Most of all, I want you to know much you were loved.
Lilian Scarlett 2009 – 2015.