Seven days

It’s been a week since we said goodbye and I’ve cried some every one of those days. I miss her so much. I miss her eyes and her paws and her sweetness. I miss her crazy fur and her shedding and her warmth. I miss her love.

Gracie and I went through a lot together. Moving, surgeries (hers), divorce (mine), travel, Molly. She was by my side for over ten years and I couldn’t have asked for a better companion. She never judged me or second-guessed my decisions (even when that decision was to bring a screaming baby home). She just curled up on the couch or the bed and let me pet her. She would look me in the eye and seem to say, “It’s ok. It really is.” She seemed to say that again to me on Monday, when we said goodbye.

When I met her in January 2004, I had no idea how she would change my life. I did not know that she was going to snuggle her way into my heart and that I wouldn’t be able to imagine life without her.

And now? Well, now this is life without her. And it’s so very hard.

I miss you, puppy.

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4 Responses to “Seven days”


  1. 1 satcla April 14, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Oh sweet Kate. I can only imagine your heartache. I feel it with you from afar. She was the best of the best. I love you both dearly.

  2. 2 Tammy April 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Bless your heart Kate – sending you warmth from afar.

  3. 3 Mary Lloyd April 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I, too, can’t imagine your life without that sweet dog. She was a terrific companion and she loved you so. She will always be your forever dog. Love you.

  4. 4 Jane Roe April 15, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    It is so hard and it seems like there will never be another dog who could possibly steal your heart and then the next furever friend moves in , and while it is never exactly the same, it gets to be so good once again. I hope that in time that can happen for you. Love you.


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