Today I lost my best girl, Lexi, and earth lost a walking angel.
For the last few months, she had battled cancer and then renal failure. Through it all, she was a brave, proud schnauzer girl. My sassy queen.
If you’re new (or newer) to my blog, perhaps you don’t know the story of Lexi and me.
It all started just before Valentine’s Day 2015. I had been reading Lexi’s blog and, well, what isn’t there to love? She was an actress, a therapy dog, and a church dog. Not to mention she was very easy on the eyes.
I wanted to ask her to be my Valentine but I was VERY nervous. Luckily, my BFF, Purrince Siddhartha Henry, convinced me to give it a shot. So, I sent her a Valentine:
Her response? The best!
Noodles, in answer to your question, YES. (As long as it doesn’t mean we are married or anything.) :}
I did the happiest of happy dances. Then my nerves kicked in. It was February 3rd and I had 11 days to plan the most epic date ever.
Luckily, I pulled it off. Though, I think the bacon roses had to do with it than me.
We had a great time that day and if you weren’t a follower of my blog back then, you can find the post HERE.
Then, in April, I got to Skype with Lexi and we planned our next date:
The comments we got from our friends were hilarious (LOOK).
Less than a month later, we went to South Beach, Miami.
We danced the night away, her favorite thing to do.
You can read about our whole adventure HERE.
On June 18, 2015, she gave me the best present ever. Lexi told me she loved me! (CLICK HERE)
As I’m just sharing highlights from my time with Lexi, I’ll fast forward to Valentine’s Day 2016 when I wrote this poem for my girl:
For My Lexi
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Today is one year
since I fell in love with you!
You make me so happy
Always there to calm me when I get too yappy
Brighten all my days
With your silly and loving ways
I love it when you wiggle
It always makes me giggle
I am the luckiest guy
To have you as the sun in my sky
I’ll always bring you bacon roses to eat
I know they’re your favorite treat
Just promise to love me forever
And leave me never
I love you, Lexi! Happy Valentine’s Day
Little did I know that she was working her creative side as well and made me a video of her dancing JUST FOR ME! (SEE IT HERE)
In May 2016, Lexi was diagnosed with cancer. I made a personal vow to be the best boyfriend a guy could be. It was easy because she brought out the best in me.
A couple days later, we were off for our very first cruise:
It was a blast and you can read more about it HERE.
As most of you know, until just last week Lexi was campaigning to be Blogville Mayor. She even asked me to be her Vice Mayor. There were “I Luv Lexi”, “Lexi 4 Mayor”, and “Vote 4 Lexi” badges floating all over Blogville. Then, one day, she sent me a one-of-a-kind badge:
She really knew how to make me feel special.
Last week, Lexi and I went on our final date (for now). We went to Disney and had SO much fun:
You can read all about that date HERE.
It may have only been a year and a half but it was the best year and a half. Lexi was so honest, quick-witted, to the point (usually to her Mom’s dismay), and smart. Beautiful is an understatement. I will miss her more than I can put into words.
A Blogville memorial will be held soon. I’ll be posting the details tomorrow I hope.
Please keep Mrs. Lexi’s Mom (Amy) and Mr. Lexi’s Dad (Jeff) in your prayers. This is especially hard on Mrs. Lexi’s Mom as she and Lexi were together 24/7.
Give your family kisses and head rubs tonight. I think everyone will need some extra love.