So yesterday we said goodbye to our beloved dog Koko. We rescued her 9 yrs ago at the Tacoma Animal Shelter. She had been given up by a military family who was relocating. They had small children, so we knew she would be a great dog when we had kids someday. We were right. She was the best dog you could have ever asked for. She was loyal, loving, and yet she had a free spirit I will deeply miss. She was always happy, and even in her last days when she struggled to walk she still was happy. I will never forget the look in her eyes right before she got the shot to go to sleep. She saw us crying our eyes out, and yet she still nuzzled us, and did her famous handshake with me. It was like she was telling us it was going to be ok, and not to be upset. I am so glad Jeremy was there to hold my hand, and comfort me. I could not have done this without him. When I woke up this morning I felt like a piece of my heart was missing, but I know in time it will heal. We will never ever forget her, but we have to let go, and move on with our lives.