27 November 2007
Tuesday, I am grateful...
...for being lucky enough to cross paths with amazing and beautiful animals.
Once again, I do not have the photo that I wish to post. However, it is close enough and I can tie it into my little story.
Yesterday, one of my best friends lost her dog Ripley. My friend is, of course, heartbroken. It's never easy losing a pet. And saying "pet", doesn't even fit. There are family members in fur suits. I guess you can say that I am grateful that I got a chance to meet Ripley, even though I wasn't much of a "dog person" back then (my friend lives in the USA so I don't get to see her much). I understand the relationship between a dog and a person more deeply now. Though they can be a lot of work and they can test your patience, the bond is amazing.
My favorite memory of Ripley, the crazy Weinheimer : when he jumped over the couch to sit beside me, only to knock over scalding hot tea all over myself.
She was a beautiful dog with a beautiful spirit. I'm glad I met Ripley and I'm beyond grateful for my friend Felica. I wish I could be there to give her a hug and support her in this painful time. Instead, I gave Toshio a big hug and kiss and told him that I love him. That's the best I can do.
Tags: Animals, Dogs, Grateful, Gratitude, Pet Loss, Photoblog, 365 Projects