Monday, December 15, 2008

Finding a New Normal

So many people have called and written to ease the loss of our wonderful friend. We are so grateful. Of all the great poems and quotes, my Aunt Janet supplied a favorite.

We give them the love we can spare and the time we can spare.
In return dogs have given us their absolute all.
It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
I realized yesterday that I have been at home every day with Harley since I was pregnant with Logan. That's seven years. She instinctively knew how sick I was in those days and would sit at my side and pull me up if I grabbed her collar. She knew what I needed then and so many times when she was my comforter and confidant. When I think of the look in her eyes on Friday, I know she was telling us that it was time. She always found a gentle way to make her needs clear and this time was no exception.
Most of our routines and habits involved her and we are feeling her absence everywhere. We just miss her.

1 comment:

mary said...

Feeling your words and understand the empty space created by Harley's passing.

Wishing I could ease your loss.