Loving You Was Easier Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again
You in your prime
My beloved boy, this is my 5th day without you. No words can describe my pain of separation from you.
I miss everything about you. I miss you waiting for me to come home, I miss you running towards me with your big basset ears flopping. I miss the look of delight on your face at seeing me. I miss the warming in my heart at seeing you. I miss your big paws wrapped tightly around my neck as you hug me. I miss letting you out and letting you in. I miss you going to the sink and indicating to me that you wanted a drink. I miss looking out the window and just watching you observe the world around you.
I miss you chastising the goats. I miss giving out to you for chasing the cats. I miss scratching your belly and I miss you moaning at me when I stopped. I miss you asking me to bring you for a walk and I'm sorry I didn't bring you on enough walks. I miss you checking to see what I bought you when I did the supermarket shop. I miss the proud way you would waddle off with the big sausage that was your treat. You brought it over to a certain area of the garden to enjoy at your leisure.
You were my companion, my friend, my confidant. I didn't realise you were my rock, my source of unconditional love. The light went out in my home last Monday. It's a grey place without you. How many tears can one person cry?
What would I give for another day with you? I'd let you sleep in my bed with your mucky paws. I'd let you in the car even if you covered it with hairs. I'd bring you for a walk every time you asked.
Thank you, my precious boy, for coming into my life 7 years ago and helping me through some difficult times. I thought I was the one who rescued you, but you were the one who rescued me. My love for you will last forever. One day we will be together again.
Goodbye, Walter. You are in my heart, my precious.