The picture to the left is of my dog Brinkley. He passed away last month, so todays blog is not only in memory of him, but for all of the amazing furry companions out there that enrich our lives.
Reseach shows that pet owners have less illness, recover faster from serious health conditions, and tend to be happier than people who do not own pets.
Are you a pet owner? I'd love to hear stories about your furry friends. Please feel free to email them to me, include a picture and I will post them on this blog, or you can post them yourself.
I'd like to share special poem with you that a dear friend of mine wrote for me after Brinkley passed away. I hope this touches your heart as much as it did mine. Together lets remember the furry friends we may have lost and appreciate the ones we still come home to. They really are the most amazing companions.
You walk beside me when I'm learning to walk
You run beside me even if I'm running from myself
You travel with me knowing that wherever I go you get to come
You lay beside me when I need some rest
You follow me when I want to lead
You lead me when I want to follow
You remind me of my voice when I can't speak
You give me power to protect you
You protect me without effort
It's truly the simple things that move you
It's truly the complexity of things that remind me of you
You understand me when there is nothing to get
You cuddle me and keep me warm
You give me joy and teach me compassion
You know the tones in my voice and what they mean
You make me laugh at the silliest of things
You make me proud and teach me parenthood
You give me light as any child could
You are my best friend
I lay you to rest knowing that heaven could not exist if I didn't reunite with you there
Me eyes they swell with precious tears
My heart aches
My memories remind me........
And with my next journey of another unique you I will do it the same honoring you true
All my love and warmest thanks
Be at peace my furry friend until our next embrace.