Sorry I’m running late today. Actually, I thought I was supposed to post next week. That’s been my life of late. This whole spring seems like one piece of bad news after another, and I’m having difficulty wrapping my head around it. Today…this morning was the worst. I had to say good-bye to someone I love. For those of you who follow the blog, you know how much I adore my dog, Honey. But she was more than a dog…more than a faithful friend…she was part of our family. Already she is missed. I’ve never gone into my home without her by my side or waiting to welcome me home. No more tail wagging, no more tapping of her nails on the tile floor in excitement, no more pure love shining from her beautiful brown eyes. I’m blessed to have had her for 15 wonderful years. If love could keep someone alive, she’d be with us forever. Right now though, I’m raw. My grief is overwhelming.
Still, I wouldn’t change one single second of our time together. I wish everyone could experience a love so true.
Rest In Peace, my dear, sweet, girl. You lived a life full of love.
Top picture is Honey’s first day with us. The bottom is her last night, doing her favorite thing…swimming.
Below is part of a pin from Pinterest. If you want to read the whole pin, it is on my board True Love.
A Dog’s Purpose According to a 6 Year Old
…The boy seemed to accept the dogs transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for awhile after the dog’s death, wondering aloud the sad fact that animals lives are shorter than human lives. The boy, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.” Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six year old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”