My Best Friend
I just want to say thank you to all of you who have reached out and sent so much love and support my way for the loss of my dear Henry. For those of you who didn’t know or those who have written asking about him, I am so incredibly sad to say that we lost him last Wednesday. I apologize for not posting something sooner it has honestly just been too hard. He loved happy and kind people more than anything (except maybe a ball) and I know he would have loved all of you for the kindness you’ve shown. Thank you for that.
I had hoped with every stitch of myself that the chemo would battle Hen’s cancer but, sadly the past week or so he went downhill very quickly. He could no longer walk, ate only once in a while (McDonald’s or croutons with parmesan cheese) and even when we brought him to the beach, all he could do was lay down and look sad to not be able to play in the water. Last Sunday, on our way home we stopped by the boatyard and Henry had a burst of his old playful self. We played fetch and he swam a little, it was a good day. Wednesday morning he was laying next to me and suffered a seizure. It was absolutely awful to watch him go through. We rushed him to the vet but, I knew there was nothing left to be done. He died with us peacefully and happily, being pet and loved just like always.
Losing a loved one is so painful, something I truly wish none of us had to endure. For me, Hen had been my best friend since the moment I laid eyes on him. For a moment I thought being this upset over a dog-or for that matter calling a dog my best friend was a little crazy, too obsessive. It’s not. It was such an honor to have someone so special in my life, as a best friend, and now as my very own angel.
Not much is helping these days but, I did receive one poem that made me smile and gives me something to work toward. I hope if any of you are going through a loss, it might bring you some happiness. If there’s one thing I can be sure of, it’s that Henry would want me to smile everyday, breathe in the beautiful air, love and be loved just like the love he and I shared.
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them and every new dog that 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 be as generous and loving as they are.” – Anonymous
Words can’t describe how much I will miss you. I’ll think of you everyday until I see you again.