Saturday, January 24, 2015
FAREWELL LOTTIE MOON
He was the only one who looked like his daddy. He had four beautiful sisters. (One of them was SweetPea, who died young. She was one of mine with Scooter. She had a heart on her forehead.)
She was ready. Meghann wrote this last fall: "Grief leaves a mark on our souls. We are forever altered by loss, by the empty space that is left when someone is no longer there. Grief is not something that we ever "get over"; The people we are after a loss are different than the people who existed before. I only pray that as we continue to move forward, we are more compassionate, more loving, more attentive to those around us, stronger, and deeper." I thought it was appropriate for now, when Lottie left this world to go be with her Wicket, her Scooter, her other puppies who had already gone. Grief does leave a mark on us-- whether it is a person or one of our beloved pets. Lottie was part of their home for almost 15 years and her presence will be missed so much. Meghann told me it was the first time in over 30 years that she hasn't had a Peke in her life. (She was raised with them and then had her own two.)
One last kiss to say goodbye-- it is never easy. Run free now, without pain, sweet Lottie girl. We love you.