Lex “El Diablo Blanco” Luthor (Dec 3, 2008 – July 20, 2021)
Our Lex, how do I describe what life is like now that you’re gone? To be honest, what truly stands out the most is all the things that were ordinary before you were with us are ordinary again. You always had the biggest personality in the room and the silence left behind now breaks my heart more and more each day. I’d never had a dog before that could express so many emotions in the same moment, or that I somehow drove bonkers without trying, but it’s what made you unique. You definitely kept us on our toes and as much as I will never understand why so many mundane things got under your skin (planes flying overhead, the sound of text message alerts, the opening and closing of window blinds), I wouldn’t have changed anything about you. Your dad and I got you shortly after we were married, making you our first “baby”. And you really did teach us so much about patience and unconditional love, no matter how many times you tried to put us in our place. That’s what I will carry with me forever though…that you were always engaged by this world and fully yourself. You never let life, or us, or anything else get in the way of what you wanted – even after you got sick. You rallied and because of that we all got a little more time together, which we are so grateful for. I hope the rainbow bridge is everything you deserve and more, with even a couple of planes to bark at every now and then. Thank you so much for leaving a huge imprint on our lives and for reminding us how important it is to always be who you are. You lived life with no regrets, even down to our last morning with you. That at least has given us some peace. We love and miss you more than words can say. Keep kicking butt until we see you again.
Always, “The Dad” and “The Lady”