Yesterday was the five-year anniversary of losing sweet Max. He was the best dog. Deciding to let him go and the subsequent grief that followed were some of the hardest days of my life. But now, the grief has long faded. Now, thoughts of him warm my soul, even memories of my last days with him bring me smiles. I didn’t wake up yesterday knowing it was the five-year mark. It just came to me during they day. He enters my mind often, and I feel so blessed each and every time.
Today I woke up and I thanked Melvin. I didn’t see it back then but Melvin is a key reason I moved forward. I really had no choice. Melvin had only been mine two months when we lost Max so I’m not even sure Melvin noticed Max was gone. He woke up that next morning, FULL OF EXUBERANCE and he needed walked. That September walk turned into December turned into March turned into June. Life is meant to move forward.
I have said before, that I probably got Melvin for all the wrong reasons, I knew Max was going to leave this world and I knew if I didn’t have a dog when that happened, I would wait too long and feel too much guilt looking for one. But Melvin’s mug shot on the rescue site made me feel love at first sight and I knew the wrong reason had led me to the right dog.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!