I haven’t been posting about my life and happenings around the home for awhile. I find that my time is consumed with just being with my family, being in the moment and enjoying myself day to day. Yes, I still get into “things”, and yes, I recently needed yet another “new” bed cover, so life is pretty much status quo, I guess for the most part.
But today I am writing in memory of and a tribute to my first friend here when I was adopted into the family. Gunnar, the Dachshund, my most wonderful little friend. He accepted me right away, even though I totally annoyed him when given the chance.
Being a puppy makes it hard to be friends with the older crowd. Gunnar was 8 years older and so much wiser when I arrived 4 years ago. Diesel, the Rottweiler was 6 years older than me, and not so accepting of crazy puppy ways!
Gunnar started to have heart issues, and with the help of our Veterinarian, Dr. Ellen Prieto, he was put on medications and Gunnar did have some relief. Sadly, it would not be enough to help him. He did not recover from his heart issues, and we were without him on Christmas, 2018. I will miss him. It was sad for everyone, but knowing he was no longer in pain helped us. With tears we said goodbye to him, but in our hearts he will remain.
There’s something missing in my home, I feel it day and night. I know it will take time and strength before things feel quite right.
But just for now, I need to mourn, my heart, it needs to mend. Though some may say its “just a dog”, I know I’ve lost a friend. ….author unknown