Happy Birthday Shelby Lynne

Dearest Shelby,

Yesterday would have been your 17th birthday. This is your 4th birthday over the bridge and I hope each year you get a bigger cake and more sparkles and more tiaras. I know you have made, unfortunately for the humans left behind, new friends. I hope you are still welcoming each and every one of them with your big smile and your cheery disposition.

We miss you down here on earth. The sidekick is good and she keeps me on my toes. Could you possibly send her a little message to stop destroying paper products? She seems to love to attack brand new rolls of toilet paper.

She doesn’t quite ‘trash dive’ as you used to. Perhaps she knows that is a firm no no. I can’t say I miss coming home to seeing coffee grinds all over the floor when I would forget to close the pantry door.

She barks – a lot. You were such a quiet girl. I think I only heard you bark once or twice in your sleep. I recall how when the doorbell would ring, you would look at me as if to say “you gonna get that”?

She has learned to snuggle and cuddle. Do you remember how we had snuggle and cuddle time? Even in the end … there was something special and heartwarming about being able to be close enough to feel your body next to mine. We were so in-sync. I always knew where you were. You always have to be close to me, on the couch, on the floor, in our bed. The sidekick puts herself to be so early it’s almost like I live alone most nights. I miss watching TV with you. I miss looking over and seeing you sleep next to me; peacefully.

I saw your doppelganger today when I went for a run. Remember sweet Milo? He’s still kicking. He must be close to 16 now. He was only a year or so younger than you. He moves slower but still seems happy. Whenever I see him, I feel like that is a sign from you.

I heard you last night. People might think I am crazy but the sidekick was no where to be found and I heard a sound like something dropped on the floor by my feet. Like a movement of some sort. Thank you for visiting! Of course I knew it was your birthday and we talked about you yesterday.

I miss you sweet Shelby Lynne … I really do. BUT I know we will be together again and I know you are forever in my heart and with me always.

So happy birthday my darling girl … I love you … to the moon and back and for all infinity!

Author: mom2shelby

Mom to 13 year old Shelby - Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. A rescue dog that was born in New Orleans. Shelby is a spirited, smart and happy little dog who loves to run, play, go to the beach (we live in LA) and ride in the car! She is my best friend and the true love of my life!

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Shelby Lynne”

  1. What a beautiful letter to a much-loved, and much-missed angel.

    It makes me smile a little knowing Shelby Lynne welcomed our sweet Boone to the Bridge eight months ago. <3

    Hugs to you on a bittersweet day.
    Jeanette & Angel Boone

  2. Happy birthday sweet Shelby! Have you met my boy Nitro yet? You see, I miss him like crazy, and I need someone special to watch over him – to make sure he’s ok and happy. While in his earthly clothes, he didn’t get along very well with other dogs, and I’m hoping you can help him make friends. His birthday is coming up soon, and I hope you will celebrate with him, and tell him his mommy loves and misses him soooo much. Thank you so much!

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

  3. Happy Birthday Miss Shelby!

    Our angels are never far from our hearts or thoughts, are they?
    Many hugs for you and the sidekick!
    Teri, the Roxinator and Angel Isa

  4. Shelby you are making all the boydogs in heaven crazy in love with you aren’t you? Pretty girl, you sparkle even brighter in the heavens. We miss you tons but take comfort in knowing that you are enjoying the beautiful love and light in heaven with all our heroes. Hoppy birthday girlfriend! Love you!

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