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pet memorials"Baby Snoops,
A part of my heart died with you today.  You gave me SO much joy in the 12 ½ years that you allowed me to love you.  Mama will love you and miss you for the rest of my life. 
R.I.P. Mr. Snoopers! 
Love, Mama"
I wrote that on the box that I buried you in.  I am SO sorry that you developed cancer and that it took so long for it to be diagnosed.  You deserved far better.  But God answered my prayers when I asked for an ANSWER as to what was wrong with you.  We got our answer, Snoops, just not the outcome we wanted.  But praise God for that answer!  Now you are not suffering anymore.

I see God’s love and character in all His creation.  From tiny flowers to the largest polar bear.  God is in EVERYTHING and so He was in you.

You taught me SO much about UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  Even when I expressed praises to God during church that you seemed to be better and I was ridiculed for it.  Yet I must love this person unconditionally.  My eternal life depends on it.

From your very humble beginnings, until your untimely death, you always approached life with a meek and quiet dignity.  I always liked to say that you were “happily oblivious” just as a small child.   Christ said that we must become like little children if we are to inherit His Kingdom.  And so you continued to teach me about what God is like and what He wants from us.  When I peered into your beautiful, but slightly crossed eyes, I felt I was looking into the very soul of God. 

My heart is breaking for the loss of you, but I am so grateful for all the time we had together and for all the important lessons that I learned from you.  You loved me unconditionally and trusted me to take care of you.  And so must I love God and trust Him to take care of me… UNCONDITIONALLY…

Thank you, dear God, for bringing Snoopy into my life.  And thank you, Snoops, for teaching me, by example, all about unconditional love.