I was struck with awe this week. Some days are harder than others. This week, for me, was filled with great dog stories about love, loss, heartbreak, heart-felt love for our dogs. There were some very deep quotes that were posted on my facebook page, Alanna aka The Dog Buddha, that stopped me in my tracks and made me ask myself the question; “How do I tell you I love you”? I answered “You tell me you love me every day”.
If you’re a dog lover, you will understand what I mean. There is no explaining the love your dog gives to you. This was a week I dealt with the love of all the dogs here at daycare and the loss of dogs with friends. “Loss” is an unexplainable feeling. The words that come to me are “I miss you so much”, “You filled my heart and my heart hurts.” Loss is falling without a safety net. This blog is for those that have loved and lost and love again.
I’m going to tell you a bit of a story about the love of your companion.
Perhaps you lost your companion. The touch, the feel the smell of them are always with you. That’s what I believe. They are always around. In your thoughts, in your mind, in your heart. There is a process of grieving. There is a process of remembering them. I’ve listen closely to your comments and questions to me about love of your dog. Your family member, your closest friend. I’ve laughed with you, I’ve cried with you. I’ve been on the journey with you as you go through your personal road of telling me about loving your dog. We’ve always done this together.
“How do I tell you I love you?” It’s the way you look at me. I see it in your eyes. I feel your love when you cuddle up with me a night. Even if you’re not here, I feel you. I get that sense that your all around me. You’ve taught me how to be a better “me”. That’s the key.
For those of you that have traveled on this road, and many have, know that the essence of your companion, never leaves you. You have great stories to keep telling me. There are no replacement parts for loss. There is happiness in having had your companion that picked you to be a part of their lives. No matter how short or long.
Sending you Hugs and Licks. I would love to hear your comments. It’s easy to do, just subscribe to this blog right under my photo and follow me on facebook: Alanna aka The Dog Buddha.