How do I tell you I love You?

by admin on July 12, 2012

“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”

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.


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LOREN BLUMBERG July 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Nicely written, keep the words coming, thanks for sharing your Blog!


admin July 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Loren, I always appreciate your comment. You’re the best for supporting my blog.


Sofiane September 29, 2012 at 12:51 am

I used to bathe my dog every morning and she tlolaty likes it. And I’m only using mild or hypo allergenic kind of bath wash especially made for dogs to prevent any skin irritation or problems.


admin September 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Hi Sofiane. I like the fact tha use mild and hypo allergenic bath products. Wahsing a dog every day can cause their coats to dry out. You can use gentle wipes, to take care of their paws and muzzle areas daily. My opinion, would be to try and not wash your dog daily. I’m not sure where you live and where your dog goes out. However, my best advise is to wash at the most, 1 x per 4-6 weeks. Let me know if you give that a try. I’d like to hear if that works out for you. Thanks for the read and your comment. Cheers!


joanne February 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I love my dogs so much, I hug and kiss them and tell them right outloud! My
precious yorkie Jayden and poodle Teddy. Through thick and thin they are there
for me, greeting me when I come home, looking at me with such love, the look
of expectancy as they wait for that treat. Now I can’t express those emotions to my
family because they are not so nice and loving to me, the world seems to be in a
dark place. My Jayden and Teddy are my secret loves! For a while I thought this
was abnormal but now I just feel blessed to have them in my life.


admin February 7, 2013 at 3:21 am

Joanne, glad you enjoyed and could relate to this blog post. I think you nailed it with your last sentence, “I just feel bleed to have them in my life.” That says it all. Thank you for the read and I look forward to seeing you back here. Cheers!


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