Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Paw Prints On My Heart

Losing a pet can be difficult, as most dog lovers know.

I lost my dog Valentino seven months ago, on Good Friday, and my aching heart still says it feels like yesterday. I think about him a hundred times a day, at least.

Tears still come and go, precious moments all. One such moment was when I returned home from picking up Valentino's cremation remains. I had to share the moment with friends and roommates, Stephanie and Eric.

Inside an envelope was a card with a half a heart with a dove upon it. The words on the card made me cry, of course. Eric pretty much immediately said he would have the heart made so that I could wear it on a necklace.

A couple of weeks later Eric took me to the jewelry store to pick up the gift. It was gorgeous! Tears welled up inside. I couldn't wait to get out of that store so that I could have a good cry.

Thank you, Eric and Stephanie!

My necklace is perfect. My friends are perfect. The paw prints on my heart are beyond perfect.

God and Dog are Good.