I didn’t sleep much last night. Danny was in my heart and on my mind. I honored my feelings and cried and cried, until I reached that point where I wondered how my body hadn’t yet run out of tears…they just kept coming. I let them soak my pillow.
I just want him to be safe and to be with someone who is kind. Yesterday was a day of great reflection. When I experience loss, I’ve learned that when I look inward and listen, I find peace and gratitude. I am hopeful that that someone will take him to the nearest shelter and ask them to look for his chip, but I can’t let that hope drive me crazy.
Danny was the most beautiful, kind and loving friend one could ever ask for. He and I would take long walks together every morning, usually before the sun would rise. He loved his walks. He had a little trot that set the pace for the day as if he were listening to music with every move. It was his happy trot – one that said, “I love today! It smells so good!”
He loved to sit at my feet, and to follow me in the garden. He loved to roll on his back and kick his little paws in the air. He was so good at getting dirty. He did this regularly and with great enthusiasm. Actually everything he did was with great enthusiasm. Now that I think about it, his fervor for living was his most wonderful gift. People would laugh at how deeply he could sleep. Sleeping was his favorite activity. yup, he slept with great enthusiasm.
#1 lesson from Danny. Live life to your fullest. Each moment is precious. Whatever you do. Do it with great enthusiasm. Even if it’s sleeping. Sleep deeply, dream deeply, walk with a happy trot and hear the music. Roll around with your feet in the air and don’t be afraid to get dirty as you sniff and trot through life. Be filled with gratitude with each step.