|~Sam, left and Toby last Sunday~|
I would like to thank everyone for the kind and thoughtful comments that you left on the loss of our boy Sam on Monday. It has again confirmed to me that the blogging-community of animal lovers truly understands how difficult it is to go through the toughest task many of us face—saying good-bye. I will tell you from experience that it never, ever for a single moment gets easier to make those decisions or to lose one of our four-legged-family members. I can also tell you without a doubt that there is so much comfort in knowing that there are people who understand how difficult the loss is, and hearing from friends and family (and even strangers) who offer their support really helps and is priceless.
In trying to think of a tribute to Sam, I am reminded about a famous story where literary great Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write the world’s shortest story using only six words. He is said to have declared his resulting creation his best work. The entirety of the story was:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn
I decided to take up this same challenge and do a tribute to Sam, using only six words. I found it to be a bit more difficult than I originally thought it would be, especially because I'm still suffering from a bit of a writers-block when it comes to him. But below are the six that I've come up with for tribute to my boy Sam:
Content, Confident, Charging Ahead, Remembered, Missed
Care to share what your six words would be for that special someone in YOUR LIFE, past or present, two legs or four? I'd really love to hear them and I think others would be interested too.