|Barked: Mon Jul 28, '08 2:15pm PST |
|"I don't know how to let him go".
we never do let them go, they are always with us; in a very real sense, they have never gone. they are in our hearts and the memories are with us every day, they are a part of us.
once, when one of my dogs was very old, my brother told me, 'remember, she will stay for you because she knows you don't want her to go and she wants to give you what you what she always has given you; her complete devotion. you might be the one who has to decide when its right for her to leave, because she will stay to just to make you happy, no matter the cost to herself."
i realized how true his words were and how wanting her to stay here with me was a selfish desire on my part, i couldn't bare to lose her and i thought about her desires instead of my own and asked myself, what did she want?
the rules of nature are the same for all of us and its the brevity of our lives that gives it so much texture. i hope it is of comfort to you that anyone who has ever loved a dog has felt exactly what you are feeling today and we understand.
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