Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three Years

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.

8 comments:

Sara said...

Each dog is special in their own way. I've found the best way to get through the grief of losing a dog is to open your heart to another. Sounds like Lyric did just that.

manymuddypaws said...

we never forget them- and i think that it is a good thing to be reminded about that once in a while.
good post.

Diana said...

What a sweet post.

Elizabeth said...

I wish this post had a "Love" button.. I have been in the same situation.. I am glad that little face bring a smile to your heart.

Karissa said...

Great message. Hugs to you, it never really gets easier. We always miss them, but cherish the joy they bring us for so many years.

Charlene and Storm said...

i know exactly what you mean. dont feel bad to share the love you still have for the ones that are gone. i think of my deefa often, hes been gone just over a year now. but i still have great joy in my life thanks to stormy who i got after deefa died. storm is my second dog and ive found that all are different and take different peices of your heart and changed you into a slightly different person each time you gain a new one xxx

tervnmal said...

I know what you mean and how you feel. It's been almost 3 years since I lost Connor. Sometimes it feels like yesterday. It's good to treasure the past and look forward to what the future might bring at the same time.

Kathy said...

very touching post, made me stop and remember today