Last week, the second of my two canine companions departed the Earthly realm. This is a photo tribute to them both, with a few stories from our journey.
Much love to you. A house without a dog is an echo chamber. They give us some amazing gifts and have so much to teach us about living in family groups.
Thank you for the excellent care you gave them, especially the nutrition and good, real food. And for letting him pass on his own. They have much to teach us about dying as well. Big hugs!
Sometimes we are lucky enough for them to come back around. Sometimes they send a fellow canine emissary so we have somewhere to pour our love.
Dearest Eric~Your moving tribute to your fur-family was so present and vivid, we were immediately invited into your collective emotional and physical world~including the depth of love and stability you three clearly shared. That level of loving is both transcendent and permanent. It doesn't go anywhere~even though we might. May that knowledge bring you comfort and joy.
Loved reading this.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience in such a moving tribute. All 3 of you were obviously meant to be true companions for each other!
I don’t have dogs anymore, but my Angel Pup, Perry, looked so much like Henrietta, it was if he was nudging me to take a closer look... I am rethinking what I feed my cats now too.
How wonderful that you had them! I'm so sorry for your loss.....
I’ve been without my babies since May 11 of this year. They gave me so much, but I don’t know if I can do it again. I just don’t cope well with loss. Does anyone?
Dogs are the best. An old saying is one can only hope to live up to your dog's view of you.
I'm glad you were able to have that much time with them.
I am touched by your beautiful tribute to your canine companions and share with you a respect that honors the unique qualities and precious spirit they bring to our lives. The dogs that I have been blessed to call family throughout my life have been some of my very best friends- they have taught me how to communicate without words, I have found this skill to be an invaluable tool in many ways. My thoughts are with you as you learn to navigate your journey without them- as you have shared in your story, they have a way of finding us and I am sure that will happen when the time is right. ❤️
Beautifully written. My dog is a mixed breed of beagle, basset hound with a pinch of springer, sniffing things is his domain. Funny thing, I love his smell too, its some sortof tobacco-earthy smell. I thought I was the only one.... So much to learn from them, and vice versa. I call it my interspecies relationship, it is funny we can communicate at all. He is always clear in his communication, its up to me to get it. My condolences.
Oh Eric, may the blessings of grief rain down on you, as they always do. I have loved and lost so many dogs through the years. Sometimes tragically, sometimes through the simple gravity of old age. The loss of them always brought me to my knees. Your vivid writing of Jonah and Henrietta let me get right up close to them as if I too knew something visceral about how they loved, lived and smelled. I look forward to hearing about what you find on the other side of this descent, as the promise is usually an expansion. Your weekly 'conversation' that I tune in to as often as I can brings me a lot of joy. thank you so much for being a member of my household from afar.
Thank you for sharing their beautiful stories. And your inspiring adventures. It’s so hard to lose them. A part of them will always be in your heart. My condolences to you.
Big hugs! They are always so preciously giving their love when loved.
Beautiful homage to your canines and love
I am so sorry that your house is quiet now and that you are missing the joy and comfort dogs give to us.
All my love Eric.
Very sweet story. I’m sorry for your loss. Healing prayers. 🙏🏻