If you are a regular reader, you might remember that back in September, with such heavy hearts, we let our Sasha go.
I contacted the breeder where we found this loving sheltie to let Patty know Sasha was gone. She sent the most comforting email to us and included this eloquent little essay.
"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be Dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."
It has become a favorite of mine and I hope you enjoy it too.
In 2008, I read this beautifully written novel...a mystery, a coming of age and an amazing story of dogs and humans...
Now rereading it and finding that I missed so much the first time through - have a special dog(s) in your life?...this book is a must! So when you think about all the things to be Thankful for this week, remember your sweet companions who only ask to be treated with kindness, fed when their tummy clock goes off and who serve as an example of how humans can also love unconditionally.
This week's Alphabe-Thursday is for the letter "D" - you can see all the other "D" postings over at Miss Jenny's.