While organizing and sorting through pictures on my system, I came across a couple of pictures I took nearly two years ago, they brought a tear to my eye.
Before I show them, a little background is needed:
We lost our family dog, Chewy, suddenly and unexpectedly back in November of 2004. He had become sick one weekend, and was only in the vet for 4 or so days. Even though he fought hard, it was over pretty quickly. They suspected cancer or organ failure, but never gave us a certain answer. We brought him home and buried him in his favorite spot in the backyard.
Our other dog, Frio, who found and adopted us earlier in 2004, was still a young pup and didn't really understand what had happened until a few days later..........................
........the following pictures show Frio at Chewy's spot, on a morning 3 or 4 days after we lost him:
I believe Frio began to understand what had happened - she had lost her friend, her teacher, and her brother. She stared at Chewy's grave for minutes, outwardly talking to him in a way humans cannot perceive.
She was saying her goodbyes.
She then laid her head down in mourning for several minutes longer..........
These pictures really mean a lot to me, and I thought I'd share them with you all.
I think they speak a lot about the animals of which we share this planet with. I find it truely amazing how we bond with other species on this earth, how we grow to love our dogs, cats, etc., especially how they grow to love us and whatever animal companions they might be living with.
Now that I came across these pictures, I will make sure to tell Frio that I love her, and I'll know that she'll understand. Always cherish your loved ones, always. Thank you for reading.