we carry your heart (we carry it in our hearts)

Some people spend a lifetime without ever experiencing that moment of finding their soul mate. We’ve been fortunate to experience it more than once. The first was when we met each other. The second was when Starbuck and ZuZu came into our lives.

We don’t really know how to properly express in our own words how much Starbuck meant to us as there are so many memories, so many reasons why we love him so. He’s our baby and we are devastated for the loss. So, we’d like to share this poem that we find closely describes how deeply Dave, ZuZu and I love Starbuck.

I Carry Your Heart With Me, by E. E. Cummings
(changed the words "I" and "my" below to "we" and "our", etc)

We carry your heart with us (we carry it in our hearts)
we are never without it (anywhere
we go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only us is your doing, my darling)

We fear no fate (for you are our fate, my sweet) we want
no world (for beautiful you are our world, our true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
we carry your heart (we carry it in our hearts)

Starbuck passed on Wednesday December 3rd after a brave and courageous fight with a horrible cancer called hemangiosarcoma, presenting in his liver. The oncologist gave him a few days or weeks but he fought for 3 months to the day of his diagnosis. We call him our miracle dog, not only for fighting the cancer for as long as he did but also because he touched the hearts of everyone he met throughout his lifetime.

We love you Starbuck, forever in our hearts, we carry your heart (we carry it in our hearts).

picture of me, zuzu, starbuck and daddy
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