Every household has that one special member that holds everything together like a Cinch.
Our special member was in fact named Cinch and he did in deed hold everything together.
Cinch was the guy I turned to when I needed to shed some tears, needed a hug, or some kisses.
It didn’t matter what mood I was in, Cinch always made me smile and laugh.
Maybe it was the fact that he always had the biggest smile, or because of the way he ran on his injured leg.
He was just a funny, fun-loving guy.
He would do anything you asked.
Couldn’t catch the horses? He was always willing to play the wrangler.
Wanted to go for a walk but didn’t want to walk alone? Cinch would be by your side.
Had to go do chores in the dark? He would always make sure to protect you when the horses got a little crazy over their grain.
He was the first animal that Chad and I got together.
He made our family of two a family of three.
He was the chubbiest little puppy, his belly touched the ground as he wattled.
He lived with us at Chad’s parents place and then weathered the rental from hell.
It was when we moved to Backwoods that I promised Cinch “it would be his forever home.”
Forever home it is.
As we journey through the days without him, he will always be by my side in spirit.
Cinch always looked out for his buddies.
Last winter I couldn’t find his bestie Bubba.
I was worried sick.
Cinch came running from down the road when I left for work and I was so mad at him.
It wasn’t until later that day that we realized that Cinch had been down the road, laying on top of Bubba to keep him warm, as he had gotten trapped in a snare on our property down by the river.
He was running towards me to let me know where his friend was.
That perfectly describes his personality, forever the caretaker.
He had the warmest eyes and the kindest heart.
Cinch wasn’t just an animal or my property, but my family.
He was my right hand man, my best friend.
I loved him more than anything, as I do all my animals.
My heart is forever broken with his passing and there are not enough tears or words in the world to explain how I feel right now.
I know he is smiling and wishing he could be with us at Backwoods right now.
Thanks for holding our family together in the hardest of times my dear friend.
Forever loved and never forgotten.
I’m so happy “all dogs go to heaven.”
Whomever has you to hold now is just as privileged as we were to have you in our lives.
Enjoy the pastures on the other side my friend.