August 2005 – December 19th, 2023

Tribute to Buttercup

18 + Years of Awesomeness!

5 things I learned from Buttercup these last 2 years:

1) Focus on today

2) Appreciate the time you have together every day

3) Love unconditionally

4) Celebrate each day (for what you have and what you’ve accomplished)

5) Persistence – Persistence – Persistence

12/19/2023 – Tribute to Buttercup

Today, I celebrate Buttercup and the unconditional love she’s given me for the last 18+ years. We have shared some of the greatest moments, she’s helped me get through some of the not so good times…and beyond grateful to have had such a great life together!

As I’ve heard from so many others, this is by far the toughest decision I’ve ever made…but knowing that she can run and play again in doggy heaven makes it feel a teeny-bit better.

The day she turned 16, I promised to celebrate every single day of her being alive, and not worry about the day she is gone. It’s been such a blessing to consistently celebrate with her for 2+ more years! I plan to continue my Buttercup tradition and keep celebrating every single day and enjoy being in the present.

Rest In Peace Buttercup…You’ll always be a big piece in my heart.


Tamra Leigh


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