Sad eyes- it’s the only way to describe Custis (Stuart’s dog) many days. He is broken-hearted along with us. I would never have thought a dog could feel so much. I’m a believer now!
He has come alongside us as we weep – consoling us in our deep grief. He hugs us to give us reassurance and nudges us to remember that he too needs comforting.
He has let us wet him with our tears, never leaving us alone in our sorrow.
He gets excited beyond belief when he sees Mimi and Cozie – he knows they belong to him and him to them. They are forever his girls!
He recently became sick, and it was evident he was in a lot of pain. It was nighttime, so we had to wait to get him to the vet. I cried and prayed all night long. Losing him would be a hard blow right now (ok EVER). My prayers were answered when they found it was an infection that could be healed quickly with antibiotics!
We love all of our pets, but Custis is Stuart’s dog, and that endears him to us even more.
These are hard days! April 1, is the “anniversary” of Stuart’s home going and then April 6th is his birthday. It’s a hard week. Getting to it is hard – March brings a sense of sadness with it – just knowing that those days are coming.
Honestly, the days before those dates are more difficult than the actual days – so far anyway. The grief is like a cloud that holds sorrow, and then it begins to release its heavy burden as April 1st arrives. Then on his birthday, we can celebrate his birth and his life here on earth, as we long to be with him again in heaven.
Hug your loves!! Tell them you love them! Go ahead – do it right now! For me! For Stuart!
Hug your dog too!