Gone, but Not Forgotten: Puppy Love
Any pet owner will tell you that the love you feel for your dog or cat is unique and precious. It’s not that we don’t also feel love for our friends and family, but somehow what we feel for the animals in our lives is a little less complicated, a little more pure.
Perhaps it’s because our pets never have expectations of us. They’re never disappointed with our decisions, and they’re always happy to see us. They express a state of unconditional joy and love that can, unfortunately, be rare amongst our human counterparts.
Our little puppy seemed to arrive just when that state of unconditional joy and love was most needed in our family. She provided much needed laughs, comedy and happiness in a difficult time.
In 2004, at the age of 16, long after life had smoothed out, she left us.
The cause? Her heart had grown too big.
Though she’s gone, she’ll never be forgotten.