5/20/2010

We're In This Together


He’s not much to look at, but he’s mine.    He’s happy to just be with me, and seldom requires me to entertain him.  Oh, I don’t mean to say that he doesn’t enjoy a good conversation, because he really does.  And he always listens to me when I speak, which is something of a rarity in my life.
When I stumble out of bed in the morning looking like something the cat dragged in, he still looks at me with love in his eyes.  Unconditional love is a wonderful gift, one I’d never known until I met him. 
He is unfailingly loyal. That’s the best part.  “We’re in this together, “ he says, “till death do us part.”   I worry that I don’t deserve him, but that doesn’t matter, because he thinks I do. 
I look up from my book, and smile at him, sitting on the other end of the couch.  He smiles back, and slides down and gives me a big kiss.  Laughing, I wrap my arms around the big dog, and kiss him back.  “We’re in this together,” I say.


In Memorium
Trevor Dog

This was written for Theme Thursday. This week's theme is Pets.

19 comments:

  1. Aww - they really own a piece of our hearts don't they? I love their unconditional love.
    Thanks for the wonderful story about a friend

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  2. smiles. sound like quite the friend. smiles. happy tt!

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  3. Oh, that was such an awesome story! What would we do without those animals?

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  4. Trevor was my "granddog." He was an amazing friend to everyone. He could brighten your day, maybe even your week, with just one of his smiles (which was a full-on, lips drawn back and wide, all teeth showing, SMILE).

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  5. awwww...what a wonderful post!

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  6. awesome,
    they seem have much fun!

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  7. OH, Trevor dog...sounds like a GEM in every way. I am SO grateful for pets!

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  8. I know this love and we are so lucy to have had that. Sweet Trevor

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  9. Trevor Dog looks and sounds like a most wonderful dog.
    Barbara

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  10. Hard when they're gone because they fill up our lives so much. Lovely post.

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  11. They really become such important parts of the family, don't they?!

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  12. Ah that's lovely. And if you swap the genders it's me and Amy.

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  13. What a beautiful tribute! I was gonna write one about my past friends, but I'd get all teary-eyed and wouldn't be able to type. I'll pass this on to my passed beloveds and trust they'd understand that I still love them all!

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  14. I was allowed a preview of this post to avoid the inevitable... the tears. Letting this wonderful dog go was by far the hardest thing I have ever done, and you know from my mom's writing, I've been through some tough stuff, from Cancer to having frenemies.

    Thanks, Mom for your wonderful tribute to Trevor Dog.

    Thanks for all the years of love, Trevy! We all miss you so much. You will always be in my heart.

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  16. A beautiful tribute to Trevor Dog. I love the way you eased into the story. Very creative and a wonderful TT post.

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  17. Unconditional love indeed. Lovely post.

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