My dear friend shared this with me. It took me about three weeks to be able to actually read it. I thought I'd pass it on to help anyone who has lost their heart dog(s)... I still cry when I read it.
Dogs never die. They donít know how to. They get tired, and very old, and their bones hurt. Of course they donít die. If they did they would not want to always go for a walk, even long after their old bones say: ĎNo, no, not a good idea. Letís not go for a walk.í Nope, dogs always want to go for a walk. They might get one step before their aging tendons collapse them into a heap on the floor, but thatís what dogs are. They walk.
Itís not that they dislike your company. On the contrary, a walk with you is all there is. Their boss, and the cacaphonic symphony of odor that the world is. Cat poop, another dogís mark, a rotting chicken bone (exultation), and you. Thatís what makes their world perfect, and in a perfect world death has no place.
However, dogs get very very sleepy. Thatís the thing, you see. They donít teach you that at the fancy university where they explain about quarks, gluons, and Keynesian economics. They know so much they forget that dogs never die. Itís a shame, really. Dogs have so much to offer and people just talk a lot.
When you think your dog has died, it has just fallen asleep in your heart. And by the way, it is wagging its tail madly, you see, and thatís why your chest hurts so much and you cry all the time. Who would not cry with a happy dog wagging its tail in their chest. Ouch! Wap wap wap wap wap, that hurts. But they only wag when they wake up. Thatís when they say: ĎThanks Boss! Thanks for a warm place to sleep and always next to your heart, the best place.í
When they first fall asleep, they wake up all the time, and thatís why, of course, you cry all the time. Wap, wap, wap. After a while they sleep more. (remember, a dog while is not a human while. You take your dog for walk, itís a day full of adventure in an hour. Then you come home and itís a week, well one of your days, but a week, really, before the dog gets another walk. No WONDER they love walks.)
Anyway, like I was saying, they fall asleep in your heart, and when they wake up, they wag their tail. After a few dog years, they sleep for longer naps, and you would too. They were a GOOD DOG all their life, and you both know it. It gets tiring being a good dog all the time, particularly when you get old and your bones hurt and you fall on your face and donít want to go outside to pee when it is raining but do anyway, because you are a good dog. So understand, after they have been sleeping in your heart, they will sleep longer and longer.
But donít get fooled. They are not Ďdead.í Thereís no such thing, really. They are sleeping in your heart, and they will wake up, usually when youíre not expecting it. Itís just who they are.
I feel sorry for people who donít have dogs sleeping in their heart. Youíve missed so much. Excuse me, I have to go cry now.Ē
This article was originally published on DogHeirs.com and republished here on Reshareworthy.com with permission.
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