My dog died yesterday. Although her inner fight made her walk again, run again and even play again in the last two weeks, her liver didn’t have the same determination. She was the final piece of the life I had with Robert…
Maybe dogs are here to remind us of what unconditional love looks like. They don’t care if you haven’t showered in a couple days and don’t brush your hair… or if you decide to eat ice cream for dinner. They don’t care what your credit score is or what your accomplishments are. They don’t care how many mistakes you make in life. They just adore you and cuddle you because you’re you.
Cats are independent. They give you cuddles when they want them and don’t really care if you come or go – just that their meals arrive on time. Dogs know when you are sick and try to comfort you… or will at least hang out in close proximity like “I’m here if you need me”. I guess I’ve had cats that do that too… they are just more independent. Piper hated for me to go anywhere without her. It’s going to be weird not to have to tell someone (or something) where I’m going and that I will be back. I won’t have to worry about how warm the days will be in the summer – she won’t be in the car waiting for me. She won’t be hogging the middle of the bed anymore… or keeping me warm on a winter night.
I guess I will spend the day deep cleaning the house… and finish power washing… getting used to a new “normal”.