Holly, my friend

hollysmI want to tell you of a life that I adore.  I refer to Holly as the Sister you never knew you needed until she showed up.  I remember adopting Holly from the rescue shelter and from day one she was a new spirit, fun loving, crazy, childlike and kind.  She was the first to greet you with a ‘hello’.  She would take plants by the roots and pull them out of the ground then happily present it to you.  Holly’s proudest achievements were bringing you sticks, rocks, branches, bushes, and critters so you too could rejoice in her accomplishments (good or not so good).  Holly was the first to walk with you into the vineyard and stay by your side.  She kept watch over our daughters as they played around the hill and never left their side.  After seven wonderful years Holly’s leg was amputated due to a tumor.  Unfortunately, that was not enough to save her life. Now we are experiencing the painful lesson of life and loss.  Holly is now pain free and running in our hearts and minds.  Thank you, Holly, for sharing your childlike joy with us.  You will be remembered.



4 Responses to “Holly, my friend”

  1. Abbey Road Farm says:

    We commiserate with you and understand first hand the big whole these precious animals leave in our lives when they go to their big park in the afterlife. Hugs and kisses to the girls.
    Judi & John

  2. Wayne, Nicolette and Girls. This is a wonderful ode and tribute. I didn’t know Holly well but always felt welcomed when arriving at your Inn. This is sad, but long and fond memories for you and the girls.

  3. Wayne & Family: I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. On my visit to your winery during WBC12, I befriended “Holly” & actually have a cute picture of her on the deck outside your tasting room. She was a beautiful dog and sounds as if she was an intrigal part of your family. Thoughts & prayers are with you & the family during this time.

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