I debated on doing this post. I didn't want to give the impression that I was still dwelling on this or still sad, because I really don't, and I'm really not. I still miss him, but that's normal. I don't expect that to go away anymore than the way I miss other loved ones no longer with us. That's just life.
But in the end I decided to post anyway, because it's a reminder that out of something sad, good things can come. Oreo's parting left a place in our home for another little dog that needed us. And while she was, in a way, pretty bad off, looking back I think I probably needed her more than she needed me. I have always said she made me smile a lot during a time when I otherwise would not have. She still does. How could she not? Even though life is generally great around here, this face always makes it just that much better.
So today we should all remember the dogs we have lost, hug the ones we have, and know there are more that will touch our lives in the future.