My heart is so heavy and broken writing this update on Addie. We lost our Addie girl yesterday.  While it’s a heartbreaking loss for our entire family, I wanted to let you know how much we’ve loved having her in our family. Its been an honor to be her mom, a privilege to love and gratitude that we rescued her. Thank you for all that your organization does. Having her in our family has been a tremendous joy. We will miss everything about her but in particular, she was my little girl. I work at home and got to spend my days watching her chase after birds, and squirrles and greet the mail person. I will be forever grateful to have had her.

Addie was full of energy-she never ran out until it was bedtime when she would sleep between me and Patrick.  During the warm months, Addie spent hours outside each day chasing bugs, birds, and squirrels.  She could jump higher than any dog I’ve ever seen and had incredible tracking skills when going after a ball.  Her eyes told you everything—she could look into your soul and capture your heart.  And even though she wasn’t a small dog, she was my lap dog.  Our two boys loved her so very much and we’ve had a week of telling our favorite stories.  One of the best, my younger son who turned 5 in January said to me-Mom, I miss Addie being downstairs with me when I build my Lego’s.  She loved to sit and watch me build.  And he’s right.  Each night when we put our boys to bed, she would climb on our older son’s bed and snuggle with him until we were done reading.  Night time has been very strange.  Our family will spend some time this mother’s day weekend planting a peony bush in her honor outside my office where I would watch her for hours.

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The MAGRR Board of Directors expresses sincere sympathy to the Streck family and gratitude for giving her that wonderful home of her own.

Come With Me

God saw he was getting tired
and the cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around him
and whispered, “Come with Me.”

With tearful hearts
we watched him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.

A special heart stopped beating,
hard working paws laid to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.