One Year On Sunday

Philosophy of Dog

Sunday was Mother’s Day. It was also the day that marked one year since we had to say goodbye to Jet. I cried. Of course I cried.

It doesn’t seem like it’s been a whole year since I last had my boy by my side and yet sometimes it feels like it’s been a million years.

There are days when I find a picture of him that I haven’t seen in a while and it feels like someone has taken my breath away.

There are times when I lay down to nap and the void of where he used to lay beside me feels like a giant gaping hole.

Then there are times when I see his beautiful face smiling back at me from the giant canvas photograph that hangs over our mantle and I smile back at him.

I knew that he couldn’t live forever and I knew that losing him would tear out my heart and yes, I’d do it all again. I’d do it a million times over.

Why do people like me always say that? Because there is something that comes from being owned by a dog.

There is something that completes your heart in a way that you never could have imagined until you feel it for yourself.

There is something that once you’ve felt it, your life will never be complete again without it.

I miss that something and I will find it again. In the meantime, though, I’ll be here trying a little harder to get this train back on the track and working on neglecting you all a little less.

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1 Comment

  1. Brett
    August 2, 2018

    I know where you’re coming from. The 1st of August this year, marked 2 years since losing my black Labrador, Bronson. He changed my life in ways that I cannot describe. The unconditional love that he gave and ever happy face that wore, were so special. Labradors, are simply unique and are like nothing else, that makes it much harder. Unless you share a true, honest and unconditional connection with a dog, any animal, you simply won’t understand it. You simply won’t comprehend the loss you feel when you lose them. Especially when they give back, what you give them, 10 fold.

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