This blog is a tribute to Belle, and all the dogs who have come before and after. They are my friends, my companions, my teachers and my students. They bring me both joy and heartache, laughter and tears. There is nothing as sweet as the smell of puppy breathe, and nothing as sad as the final goodbye.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Remembering my Charlotte

she climbs into my arms and gently lays her head upon my shoulder

the fur on the top of her head gently caressing my chin

i breathe in her scent as i rub my check against the softness of her fur

my hand against her delicate rib cage

just a thin barricade between bone and skin

between life and death

and i understand that this life i hold in my arms

so precious and fragile

will all too soon be but another memory

like all the others

who over the years

have graced my heart

another goodbye to a life i love

                                   written    3/17/2019

Rest in Peace sweet Charlotte. You fought IBD like a brave warrior but the disease was stronger then us both. 6/23/19

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