She made our lives whole

Penny the Driving Dog
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras

Today’s the day we’ve been dreading for the last five weeks. Penny has let us know that she’s ready. She stopped eating yesterday, and didn’t even bark or get off her chair when I came home last night. This morning I scrambled an egg for her. She sniffed and licked it as if to thank me, and then turned her head and refused it.

Our house is going to be awfully quiet and empty, but we know that she’ll be in a better place. To quote one of my favorite bloggers, “She’d better be waiting for me at heaven’s gate, or Jesus will have some splainin’ to do.” J.P. and I are confident that she and Chloe will be telling stories about us by dinnertime tonight.

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made. ~M. Acklam

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One Response to “She made our lives whole”

  1. Melanie Says:

    I know this has passed, but I wanted to see what happened to Penny. It is very sad to hear you lost your dog.

    We lost a dog a few years back and it was very hard. Some folks don’t get mourning over a pet… Glad to see that y’all get it. That pets are special too and to us like our own little furry children.

    Also glad to see that you have Maggie now. One of my dog’s names is Maggie. šŸ™‚

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