Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Letter to Wendy
Like all the dogs before you, I never want you to go. The special bond we share has not dimmed as the years have passed. I remember your youth and your stories like they happened only yesterday. How I wish I could turn back the years for you. My heart has been breaking the last few days as I see you struggle to get up and walk. They say that "the eyes are the window to the soul," and your eyes seem to have changed. I really noticed it yesterday when I came home from work. I'm not sure what it means, or if it means anything. But what I do know is that I will continue to keep my part of the bargain and be there for you, just like you have been for me so many times. And when the time comes, which I hope and pray will not be too soon, the last thing I will do for you is to gently let you go. I know that you'll only be gone from my sight, because I will forever keep the memories of our long life together, warm and safe and tucked away in my heart. The thought of losing you is already bringing a lot of tears. And when you are gone I know that out of habit I'll look for you because you are so intertwined within the fabric of our lives. And I know there will be an empty feeling that can never be filled. But that's what real love is--And the fact that you are a dog does not and will not change any of it.
We love you Wendy. I really hope you feel better and that today is a good day for you.