I wrote this exactly a week ago from today. That night, after I wrote this, he came out of his house on his wobbly legs, and I sat down to support him as he fell into my legs and started panting. I stayed with him for as long as I could, but eventually moved as my leg was falling asleep. When I came out with a sleeping bag, he had moved to the lawn, so I slept outside to stay close to him until the pre-dawn hour. Today, I finally decided it was time to say goodbye.
For my Harry
My dearest friend, I’ve had the absolute joy of having you in my life for half of my life. I’ve watched you grow from a little pup looking up at me with the most adorable eyes, sitting on your lazy looking butt in your soft tan coat. I loved you then, and I still love you so much, ever so, now. We’ve done a lot of growing up together; you grew up to be one of the best and most stable things in my life, and I am going to miss you so much. In a lot of ways, we’ve grown up together and you’ve helped me get through a lot. The tears on this keyboard almost look like dog paws, and I can’t fight them. Thank you for being in my life, watching me grow, and staying with me until the end. You will always be in my heart.