It was with a very heavy heart that I said goodbye to my Mally dog this morning. Mally's been by my side every day for the last 14 years. She was more than just a dog to me, she was my best friend and first baby. She taught me how to love and how to be a mom. She was goofy, happy, loving, loyal, proud, obnoxious and opinionated. She hated the water, but loved to go fishing, camping and to the beach. She loved butt scratches and snow and sneezing. She loved cheese, chocolate and french fries. But most of all, she loved me.
I will forever have a Mally-shaped hole in my heart.