Monday, March 24, 2008
Loss of Companion Dog
My little doggie companion for nearly ten years died today after a very short illness. Mike surprised me with Kibble for Christmas in 1998 and she has been by my side almost constantly since. She never met a stranger and greeted customers at our oil change shop for 8 of her precious years. I cannot imagine not hearing her scratch the door ever again. Stricken suddenly with SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration) last year, she went totally blind nearly overnight and never really adjusted well, but we adapted to her needs and she figured how to communicate them to us.
I am nearly overwhelmed with how sad I feel, but I know it will pass with time. Jesus mends broken hearts and he will mend mine.