This is weird to write down.
The other day on the beach, I was watching other couples walking their dog and I teared up. I actually cried on the beach, because of a longing in my heart to have a canine companion back in my life.
For my maternal friends, I will say I’m sure there is a difference between craving a baby and craving a dog. But I so far, have not felt the former, and can’t stop feeling the latter.
My sister asked me why I didn’t put her dog Oliver in the post about saying goodbye to our animal friends. The truth is, it was too hard. I loved my dog Dakota so much it’s hard to describe. When he died back in March, a lot of my love for him passed to his buddy, Jess’s dog Oliver. I never really appreciated what a good dog he is, until my own dog had died. My sister did an outstanding job of training him! He is almost perfect.
So it was hard to say goodbye to him. Actually, I am crying freely over my keyboard writing this. It also feels weird to admit I miss a dog so much. Of course I miss my friends and family, but I can talk to my friends and family over the phone or internet. Animals don’t connect like that.
Hmmm, maybe people don’t either.
We just think we do.
Anyway, here is my goodbye to my buddy Oliver. I’ll share a few of my favourite pictures of Dakota, him and Jess and me. If you’re in Calgary, drop by Jessica’s and meet this incredible guy.
R ight now, the tiny little apartment we live in (which we love) would be a cruel place to keep a dog. Perhaps when we move somewhere with a yard. But how can you NOT have a dog in a country where the best dog parks are on the ocean??
My time is coming. I can feel it.