Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Since You've Been Gone

It's been twenty-four hours...

Before today, vacuuming your white fluffy fur from the carpets was inconvenient. Now, it’s painful.

We don’t have the heart to empty your bowl. 

We’ve discovered just how ugly our ugly cries are.  

We realize the sound of your clicking paws en route to your breakfast was an integral part of our mornings.

We'd never have asked you to be quiet if we’d known how awful the quiet is without you here.
[*Had to delete video with his barking. Too early and hurtful to hear it.]

Filling the twins’ lunchboxes---or any activity in the kitchen---is much quicker without your “supervision,” but not half as much fun. 

We cannot bring ourselves to open the bag holding your collar and tags.

You---and soft bits of you---are everywhere and will be forever. We’re so thankful.  

Rest peacefully and joyfully, Sweet Larry. We'll always love you.


cat said...

SO sorry for your huge loss. Lots of love.

Cheryl Lage said...

Thank you, Cat. Know that you know the sadness. <3 Peace and love to your beautiful family.

Sandy Schantz said...

A nice visual tribute to the everyday of life and then not life.

Laura Callaway said...

My husband and I lost ours just six months ago. We could have written everything you said - thank you for putting this into words. Sorry for your recent loss.

Cheryl Lage said...

Thank you, Sandy.

Laura, I am so very sorry for your loss as well. :( Peace and happy memories to us all.

pamelak said...

Such a heartfelt tribute. I feel your pain as lost my girl last May and I cannot believe how I've moved on but she is with me when I enter the door always and it still hurts. Her leash on the hook with the home made fleece Broncos vest I made for her for cold, rainy days and a clump of her hair still resides on the side of a chair where she used to watch me leave from the front window. I do not want to erase her. I hope you can love another pup in the future-my girl did that for me 14 yrs. ago. You have so much love to give and you seem "perfect" for a puppy. It does help one focus from grieving after a time to loving again. God bless.

Cheryl Lage said...

Pamela, thank you so much...and I am so sorry for your loss as well. <3 Thank you as well for your wise advice...we know need to give a pup love. <3