Today, I was able to go on a long walk since the ice has finally melted. It was a bittersweet walk because Serenade is no longer with us. Oh, I miss her so much! Now, I need to be strong for my owners! Serenade and I discussed it often about being great therapy dogs for our humans. Did you know that I once earned my Canine Good Citizenship Award? Yup, I was on my journey to becoming an official “Therapy Dog” until Allegro (a former poodle resident at this home) was diagnosed with cancer. But, today’s blog is not about me; but rather, it is about life around here without our Princess Serenade. She really was the “salt of the earth” type of dog and so full of grace!
Whatever you do, don’t wait until your loved ones are gone to realize how extraordinary they are?! I am thankful that Serenade knew that she was so loved. Maybe that is why Serenade was so secure in who she was on this earth; she never vacillated between being loved or not. I guess I don’t either. Life is pretty good at this house, except that we all miss Serenade.
Now, after a bath today and half of my grooming done, I lay in Nancy’s arms even while I type this. I will not try to escape her snuggling so soon tonight, because time passes before us so fast. So, go snuggle with your loved ones. That is what Serenade would have wanted me to tell you.