Most of you know that
we lost our good boy,
Buddy, this year.
This will be the first Christmas without him in thirteen years,
and when we get our first snow fall,
we will surely think of him and miss him even more
was his favorite thing.
He always made us laugh
and he was the best maker of snow angels around.
His most favorite holiday, though, was Halloween.
He loved to be in the front line when the door opened
and his nose would be headed right for the trick-or-treaters
bags of goodies.
When Buddy passed, we had just bought a new large bag of dog food.
We thought we should donate it to the shelter where the Captain walks the dogs.
But, each week, he conveniently forgot it,
and I couldn't remind him
because I knew he was feeling that would put a period at the end of a chapter
that he wasn't through writing yet.
A few months ago, a new neighbor moved onto our street
and we just found out that she accepts donations of dog related items
to give to the homeless for their dogs.
We have a fairly large contingency of homeless people in our area
and most of them have dogs that act as support and family,
something that is usually in short supply for them.
It was an idea which was beyond wonderful
and was a release that was needed for our healing to begin.
This is the time of year when we really see the generosity and the glad tidings come forth for our fellow man.
It is important that the good spirit extends to all God's creatures.
This lovely lady is an angel in my book,
and we delivered to her front door,
Buddy's bag of food, his two good leashes,
his warm coat
and his Thunder shirt.
Merry Christmas, Buddy
Thank you for sharing your legacy with those less fortunate,
and thank you for making us be better humans
than we ever thought
we could be.
I would like to thank Patti and Paula, the lovely ladies of Ivy and Elephants for featuring the Cottage's guest room. I am honored to be among all the beautiful features and I appreciate your kindness so much.
We are going away for Christmas so want to tell all of you to have yourself a merry little Christmas with your friends and families. Will be back around the New Year.
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