It was time for Buddy to leave us last night.
He will never, ever be forgotten. Not in the least that he could tell if the dishwasher was open when he was in the other room (Labradors and leftover food anyone?), he was loving and loyal, he would make time for a cuddle no matter what else was going on, he was our protector and a part of our lives for the last 14 years.
It hurts like hell, but he is at peace now and has left us with memories that would overflow any memory jar.