“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.” –Thom Jones
I’m hurting for an online friend tonight who has lost his best friend. It’s hard to think of this man without thinking of his dog too. The two were bound tightly together, man and dog. From the moment I read his writings on a social site I still visit, I could tangibly feel the intimacy of these two souls, one human, one canine — both have been quite beautiful to behold, even through just the written word and photographs.
I grieve with him tonight; there is little else I can do. I pray that God will comfort and be with my friend in these hours after his beloved companion’s death; may much good come from what these two shared. We are all sorry to see our pets die and every animal owner knows the heartbreak and sorrow of losing these furry angels of the heart.
There are people whose hearts may never be quite the same again; they love so very much and the loss is so great — little can fill the gap that is left when death comes for one of their own. I have faith your arms will be there for him, Lord. I believe you’ll hold him up and carry him through this. And I trust you’ve got his beloved animal close to your breast as well. Thank you, Father. Until they meet again.
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” –Will Rogers
“If there is no God for thee, Then there is no God for me.” -Anna Hempstead Branch
“Dogs don’t know about beginnings, and they don’t speculate on matters that occurred before their time. Dogs also don’t know or at least don’t accept the concept of death. With no concept of beginnings or endings dogs probably don’t know that for people having a dog as a life companion provides a streak of light between two eternities of darkness.” -Stanley Coren
“A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.” -Mary Carolyn Davies
They that love beyond the world
cannot be separated by it.
Death cannot kill
what never dies.-William Penn
(For Thomas & Oz, from Adrienne)
- Morning Companion (June 2012) (amandahawk.wordpress.com)