My girls often said..."you love Dory more than us" teasing me. However, I did realize something last night. My girls are older now and don't really need me as much. Dory, was small and LOVED me, she needed me. I think I must have transfered some of my "mama" love that they didn't need toward that little dog...I know, crazy right?
I was thinking yesterday, I know there are other people in the world facing harder situations than this. But, this sure is sad, and she is only a dog. I did think of another blogger friend who lost a child and again my heart grieved for her loss.
In my grief, I've been thinking about my past two weeks of posts: "A Merry Heart" and "Glass Half Full or Half Empty." I wonder if Jesus wasn't preparing me for this.
Dory was 5 and the runt of the litter from our dog Minnie. She was a "needy" little thing, that loved to curl up under my arm and lay her head on my chest. She loved to sleep with me, almost every night. I am happy that I had Dory and that I gave her all my excess mama love. We buried her at the edge of my flower garden next to another old faithful dog - Champ.
Blessings from Wisconsin.