no small gift

A footnote of sorts, to my previous post.

Rather suddenly and quite tragically, we lost our sweet Bowen Blu (just shy of his turning 4 months old). It’s a long’ish story, and not one I feel inclined to elaborate on here, except to say we were fairly shattered by the turn of events. Time is doing what it always does and our hearts are on the mend. Having said that, I suspect there will be a permanent hole left, one that belongs solely to him. But we can now talk, and reminisce over photos, about the wild and happy ride we had with Bowie— feeling nothing less than grateful for the {all too short and completely sweet} time we shared.

“Because of the dog’s joyfulness our own is increased. It is no small gift.” (Mary Oliver)

Indeed.

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