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Dear Max, You were a really awesome buddy. It is with my heavy heart that I wish you better days, big fields and flowers. I hope you are in a better place.
Jill Layton-Hartman, a contributor to website the Dodo, recently penned an incredibly touching letter about her grandmother’s
Thorin made accommodations for his friend's fragility. The forts he built for the two of them now had a cushy bed for Walt. He understood Walt could no longer jump up on his bed, needing to sleep on the floor instead.
It'll be just Pedro and me who go to the hospital, and I'll let his meatball head rest in my hand as the two of us share that private moment, probably crying and drooling, and definitely feeling exhausted. On that day, Pedro hopefully will be left with some relief, and I'll be left.
Kids are insightful, and if led with love, are fully equipped to handle the life and death cycle. This experience was bigger than our family.
Holidays and birthdays ramp up our happiness expectations to often unattainably high levels: to happiness with an uppercase "H" befitting the greeting card stanzas. When the tinsel and streamers come down, it's only understandable that our happiness meters need resetting. Our return to routine is a chance to recommit to everyday happiness and grab it in its lowercase forms.
From Live Better America
Some people who write about their pets really write about their pets -- and they do it in a way that speaks to the hearts of other humans who have also had significant interspecies relationships.