I first met Buddy in 2005. I will need to go back to when Buddy first came to the Reynolds family for you to understand the impact he had in our lives.David Reynolds received a call from Genie (Kay’s sister) it seems a stray Collie mix male dog had showed up at her ranch. David went out to check, Buddy was being kept in a cattle trailer away from Genie’s other dogs. David’s first words were “Buddy what you are doing in jail “It was Love at first sight for David. David brought Buddy home and he became part of the family. Buddy was loving , gentle and was a great joy to be around.
I met Buddy in February of 2005. I had come to Texas to be with David for his surgery. Unexpectedly David died during his surgery. The night before his surgery David asked that I take care of Kay. I moved to Texas and became part of the daily life of Kay and Buddy. Buddy loved to go with me in the truck. We would stop and he would wander around the countryside. Buddy was a beautiful animal and when he ran and pranced around the back yard, it was a sight to see. Buddy lost his sight two years ago, but that didn’t stop him. He learned to navigate in the house as well as the back yard. Buddy then developed hip dysplasia and began to have a hard time walking and getting around. During all his troubles and medical problems, Buddy never lost the qualities that made us love him so much. When the Lord made Buddy he gave a wonderful gift to us. He was a friend to us; all he asked was to be loved in return.
Buddy’s passing has left a void in our lives that will be hard to span. We know he is now with our maker and is just starting his new life.
We will miss Buddy, but we are comforted by the fact that he is now at peace and rest.
We believe Buddy was between 17-18 years old. He had a good life and he brought many joys and good memories to us.
So RIP Buddy you will continue to be with us in spirit and will always be in our heart.
William Ledbetter/Kay Reynolds
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX