It is not just that animals make the world
more scenic or picturesque. The lives of
animals are woven into our being –
closer than our own breathing –
and our soul will suffer
when they are gone.
Stephanie said goodbye to Sydney yesterday – one of the hardest things we have to do in our lifetime. Stephanie, along with my other great friends, stood beside me when I said goodbye to Murphy Dog, and I wanted to be by Steph’s side yesterday. I wasn’t able to do that physically but my heart and soul were there with her and Syd. And, the truth is, no matter how many people are standing with us, the pain is still almost unbearable, and the only thing that eases the pain of losing a beloved animal is time – lots of time. Sydney was one of the most loving dogs I have known and a real goof – she loved to play and enjoy life. She could bring a smile to anyone’s face no matter what their mood. I don’t know anyone whose heart wasn’t opened just a little bit wider when she was around. She will be greatly missed by many but remains in our hearts forever.
…whatever we have enjoyed, we can
never lose…all that we love deeply
becomes a part of us.