I’ve lost my share of pets over the years, from fish to rats to cats and dogs. I’ve loved them all, and I’ve been grateful for the time they spent with me. This is a beautifully written and heartbreaking tale about my friend’s dog, who passed today. Goodbye, Jack. You will be missed.
Originally posted on Two Pens:
I’m warning you, if you cry easily you may want to skip this one. I’ve been writing this post in my heart all week, putting it down in fits and starts. The screen keeps blurring, you see, and I have to stop typing to wipe my tears.
This is Jack. Jack died today. Before we get to Jack, and we will, I would like to take a moment and talk about this dog.
This was Sophie.
Sophie was my family’s dog for a good chunk of my later childhood. We got her as a puppy from our neighbor down the street as soon as she was weaned. He had a female Shepherd and bred her, no idea really why, and my sister fell in love with the idea of having a dog when she saw the litter of squirming puppies and picked one who’d become ours.
My father? He wasn’t…
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