So this time it was really, real. Echo sniffed for you at our house when he visited, and of course only your spirit greeted him. Now, as I walked into the house, I too shuddered, and tears came to my eyes. This was my first time visiting without you. Ah... the "firsts" are so emotional for me. all the details of your food, bed, bowl, snacks, leash.... they are warm, welcome memories. With each new one, it is an opportunity to make new ones. So we did!
Echo, snuggled into my head, you know the way he does....it's not quite a kiss, it's more or a nose hug all over my head. And when I went to the garden, he was right by my side, as if he knew this particular moment, I needed company. Of course he was right! As I dug the vegetable beds, there he was, laying right next to me, just to be sure I was not alone.
he sends his love to you, as I do myself...even as new tears well up in my eyes, I am reminded of your love, your spirit and your absolute understanding when I needed you most.....yes my sweet girl, this is one of those precious moments, that I draw up from my memory to warm my heart and sooth my soul.
As always, Namaste my girl.