As the title says, don’t ever say the words to me: he’s just a dog.
This week has tested me. I found myself in one of those few moments when I heard the words echo in my head, “it’d be so easy to just give up.“
But you know who was there? [Obviously besides my wonderful husband & family].
My boy, Ace.
He’s always there. He’s been there from the beginning of this journey. We’ve gotten into trouble with one another right from the start, [read the story here].
this one is for you Ace –
Thank you for being the most caring, sensitive, compassionate soul I’ve ever met. You’ve taught me a love I never knew existed; a love of loyalty, that seems to grow every day.
Thank you for showing me how to live life in the moment. From your slow motion bird hunting, to happy sprints around the living room, and from your sunbathing on the patio, to your ‘big dog’ prance on walks, you have truly taught me how to be content exactly where I am.
Thank you for being such a mover and shaker. You are not satisfied with simply laying on the couch all day, every day, [even though, you tend to do that well, too!]. You’ve showed me the importance of getting out and being active, how to have fun playing a simple game like hide and seek, and are always willing to take on a challenge and learn something new.
Thank you for never letting a bad mood be a bad day. You are quick to lick my tears and make me smile. You always make sure you’re there to lend a big floppy ear for listening. You’re near my side & make sure I’m never alone.
You would part the clouds and show me the sun if you could.
I promise to treasure every moment I have with you, my ginger ninja, because I know time is too short not to love as you love and live as you live.
Thank you for keeping half my heart so safe <3
Off to snuggle, xo