Saturday, December 04, 2010
This morning Dudley woke up up with his ususal head nudge until I was off the pillow then he covered me with kisses. Elizabeth joined in and my day started like they all do..puppy kisses and giggling. Off for coffee then to the vet for this year;s shots. We were there almost 2 hours. My dogs were so patient until they saw a Mom and Dad bring in their collie. They left without her and I remember that feeling so well. I have lost 4. Comfort is so hard to find. I stopped and said a prayer for them and asked God to put their dog next to my Ashley so she could show her the ropes of heaven. I prayed for a good thing to happen to that family to comfort them. For nothing else but that I know that pain. They jumped up on me and covered me with kisses again knowing that I was remembering.
When I lost Copper another dog was going to heaven in the next room too. We came out at the same time. I left the vet to go to the Mom in the parking lot and hug her and tell her how sorry I was for her loss. Being a good parent is heartbreaking sometimes.
If you encounter this in your life, take a minute and comfort a stranger. Then look to heaven because it had just been blessed with more love.