You think dogs will not be in Heaven?
I tell you, they will be there long before any of us...
-Robert Louis Stevenson
Today has been difficult. It has been just over a month since we let Katie go. I think I have been trying to fill the empty spot in my heart by keeping busy. I miss Katie so much sometimes if feels like my heart is going to break. It is funny how grief finds it way out, suprising you when you least expect it.
This may sound strange...I snipped locks of her hair before she left us. At the time I did it I sobbed feeling like I was stealing - doing something so terrible, that she may miss that bit of hair. Those same locks of hair have been such a comfort to me. To be able to hold them, smell them and feel them...for a moment feel Katie again & remember all the love she brought to our lives.
Katie was my 'lifetime dog'. My soulmate on a journey of discovery and change. Inextricably woven into our lives and memories.
I left her bed next to the fireplace where she last slept. None of the other dogs have used it ... until last night. I saw Ranger laying there out of the corner of my eye. It startled me. He looked up at like I caught him doing something wrong. I think each of them misses her too.
Perhaps that is the reason why Ranger has been so reticent? Maybe it isn't because of Oliver. He may just misses Katie too?
This video has been a great comfort to me over the past month. It is nice to be able to click on it at work and watch it. I can remember the sweet, wonderful times with Katie Bear. I wanted to share it with - and dedicate it to everyone who has a lost a part of their heart too.
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