A little over two years ago my older brother passed away. He was extremely sick for a quite a while and unfortunately lost his battle. He was the nomadic type. He loved to travel and see the world, from the mountains to the oceans. He was the most generous person I’ve ever known. He’d give the shirt off his back in freezing temperatures if you needed it. While he was living we didn’t always see eye to eye and I regret not being more understanding and loving. I wish Linden would have really known him however he was too young to remember.
Jason’s last travel was to Colorado where he had his last seizure that left him unconscious and unable to fight for his life. By his side was his loyal companion, Hurley. She became his service dog years prior and had made it her priority to save his life. She did everything she could do that day but unfortunately it was his time. My parents were torn with the decision to let Hurley go back into service for someone else or bring her back to Texas. She was the last connection to their son.
Hurley adjusted quite well with her new home at my parents and in fact this is exactly how it was meant to be. Jason is smiling from Heaven. Hurley immediately became my parents companion and watch dog. She is the most loyal, loving and extremely gentlest family member.
Linden and her are best buds. Hurley is gentle with him yet plays along with him. These two are joined at the hip and it’s comforting. It’s like Hurley knows Linden is not like other kids and protects him from harm. I often wonder if Linden would get a service dog and if they would be like Hurley. But no other dog can out do our Hurley for our boy.
We look forward to getting to see Hurley when we visit my parents and until then Linden talks fondly of her.
A Boy and his Dog…….