Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On Losing a Friend

Last night as I cleaned up  the hundredth puddle of water from my kitchen floor from him drooling more water all over than he actually drinks, and told my half grown pup to PLEASE lay down and be a good boy, I thought of  Keith at BON  and what he is going through right now.  Many people do not understand what the loss of a beloved pet can do to a person, because they either don't like animals or have never experienced the bond you can have with one if you are lucky.

I lost my dear sweet old dog this past summer, in June, and I still get sad when I think of it.  Could I have done more for him??  I don't know.  But I wonder that every time I think of him.

Now this new little life that was brought my way is a whole new chance to make a best friend bond, and I need to appreciate all the puppy rambunctiousness and mess and frustration, and remember to enjoy this time because one day I will go through the process of loss and grieving again.  There are so many small miracles in our lives every day that we just need to open our eyes and hearts to see.

Thinking of you Keith, chin up buddy, there are many people out there who get it.

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