Solemn Duty

Brigid had to make the hard decision and repay the great debt on an animal’s love. RIP Barkley. Thoughts and prayers to my friend on the loss of hers.

It seems so very unfair that their time is so short. These creatures that share our lives. No, they aren’t our kids, they are our pets. The love is different, but it is most certainly real. Loving an animal makes us better humans. The world would be a better place if we all aspired to be the people our dogs think we are. (Which is far more flattering than who our teenagers think we are.)

We do our best to care for them in the time we have with them. They give us everything they have in return. Their love for us is pure and unconditional.

To Brigid,

Thank you for sharing Barkley with all of us. Know that he is loved by many, and many tears are shed for his loss. From what I know of you, you really are Barkley’s vision of you.

4 thoughts on “Solemn Duty”

  1. Our pets we never will forget. We know, … we will outlive them, and that is a hard feeling. They love us with unconditional love, they don’t care what we ever did wrong , they just want to be in our life for a brief time, maybe 10-15 years.

  2. I have had furry children and also had to make the decision to send them beyond the veil into the afterlife. It is always a hard decision.

    But let’s face it. It was a cushy job being Brigid’s dog. At least you can take some comfort in that Barkley was a pampered and loved dog that wanted for nothing.

    I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  3. It has been said more than once.

    Man may have domesticated the dog.
    But the dog civilized man.

    And making the decision to let your dog go…
    That is a special level of suck.


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