Thank you Blessed Lord Jesus for my furry love, Whiskey. Thank you for the nights I woke from sleep to see her sleeping by my side, for the mornings when I awoke and saw her eyes gazing into mine, clear and deep to her soul, for her whiskers that tickled my check, for her nose, so wet and comforting, for her fur, soft and plush, for the tumble fur balls that never ceased and always reminded me of her love (Goldens not just shed but molt twice a year), for the golden flecks in her hair that sparkled in my heart with love, for her tail that wagged and thumped on the floor when she saw us, for using her paw to reach out and touch me when she wanted to get closer and snuggle, for holding my hand with her paw and squeezing with her paw to hold on tighter to let me know she loves me, for being a wise grandmother dog always silently voicing her opinion and sighs of approval and disapproval, for teaching me things too many to mention about life, love, massage and happiness, for being so patient with me while I made her meals, for letting me know when she wanted fresh water by sitting next to her bowl and sighing loudly, for letting me know when she wanted to go outside to play, for bringing me through things I didn't know I could get through, for making friends along our walks, for the many trips we made together both near and far and being the best travel companion, for leaning for the turns on drives, for always sitting next to me in the car and at home, for being a therapy dog for not just seniors but to us, for snuggling up when we read and researched leading me to the right articles, for coming to work with me, for barking when there was something to bark at, for barking like a lunatic when someone she wasn't sure about approached my car, for the many walks we had together, for stopping to smell the flowers on our walks like rose buds, lilac and lavender not just the grass, trees, poles and puddles, for sniffing a pole until she felt an oncoming stranger was ok to pass, for the pure kindness and compassion within her soul, for the 14+ years we had together, for being by my side in sickness and health, the many hugs and kisses she put up with from me morning, noon and night, the first and last soul I saw every day, now a memory I treasure in my heart, my dreams, my soul, we will never part even though you are physically away, your spirit walks with me pointing me in the direction to our memories as evidenced by the many signs in nature you put before me. Thank you for holding her in your arms until I can hold her again. So blessed was I to have had such a precious love in my life. It is devastating to have lost such a love but it would have been more devastating to have never known such a precious love. For a love so precious never dies, it waits for you on the other side. Maria Lisa Polegatto August 11, 2016
Thank-You For Whiskey
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Maria Lisa Polegatto, CMP, RAS, BACS