Cochise came into my life when I needed him the most. For eight years, he was there to ebb my sadness away, combat any loneliness I felt, and enhance my happiness. Cochise loved sitting out basking in the warmth of the sun, looking out of the windows to watch the world, and getting new toys. He had a sweet tooth and loved getting cake and ice cream on his birthdays. He was my baby, my protector, and my very best friend. He was full of love, a pure love without faults and judgements. A love without boundaries or expectations. A love that can never be replicated or replaced. Cochise was the strongest soul I’ve ever met, and fought until his last breath to stay with me here on this earth. My world has dimmed in his absence, my heart gutted that I will have to live the rest of my life without him, but I take solace in knowing he is no longer suffering and in pain and instead he is over the rainbow bridge waiting for the day we will meet again. I will love you forever Chise.