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I love you Duke and Nick
Memorial created 12-6-2008 by Kelly Giffen
May 14 2006 - November 30 2008
Me and Duke!
My name is Kyra, I was Duke's Auntie. I loved him with all of my heart!!!
Duke was the best dog that has probably been a big part of my life!! Even though his heart belonged to my brother, I knew he still had a big place for me!! It was so funny because when my brother was still living with us, my mom or I would get up before him, and you could see Duke's little puppy paws underneath the door to Nick's room waiting to get out. He was soo happy to be let out and whoever it was to let him out, he treated them like God, he got so so excited!! He would jump around and he'd wag his whole body, it was almost like he was saying, "Goodmorning, you're up..Hi, I've been waiting for you...How are you this morning??"
He was always such a joyful dog, no one had dull moment with that boy. He loved life, and my brother. He'd be excited to see us, and be with us, but once he saw Nick, everyone else disappeared.
When Duke was a puppy, he'd be running and then all of a sudden he'd just endo, and roll around. He was very clumbsy, but grew out of his clumbsiness as he got older. He acted tough, but would run for cover which was usually between your legs when he got scared. When he got bigger, he wasn't afraid of much but getting in trouble. Which didn't happen often, but he was such a sensitive dog that if he did get in trouble...he would bow down to you. Nick had him very well trained. Anyone who had the chance to see Duke and Nick together would know automatically that they were each others best friend. The happiness that he gave to my brother was indescribable.
Duke was the most unique and beautiful dog. I remember his blue speck he had in his eye, and the head tilt. Because he really listened...and that's why he considered everyone he loved his world and he knew how much he was loved by so many.
Duke chillin' at home
It's funny when we say "our animals", but in reality we're theirs. A big piece of my heart belongs to that boy, as well as my whole family.
I'll remember forever the night he was taken from us, and I'm going to miss him.
I have always wanted to be a vet, but this last year I became unsure of what I wanted to do in my life. But through Duke, I have discovered my inner strength is stronger than I thought, because before I would've said "I don't know what I would do if anything happened to one of my babies." But seeing my mom and dad, nana and papa, and especially my brother suffer so badly, I have the motivation and inspiration to study veterinary medicine to prevent other families from pain and preventing other animals from suffering. I'm doing it for me, Duke, and Nick.
Through all of this, Duke taught me that we don't have forever, and that's why we need to appreciate each moment we have together.
So here I am writing this, and I hope Duke can hear me when I say this: I love you Dukie Doll forever and ever.
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