Something sad has happened in our family today. Am not exactly sure what it is. My humans left for work in their usual way, but have returned really sad, I’ve even seen Dad shed a few tears. It is unlike him to do so. Mom is a bit anxious but seems to be busy trying to gather information and stuff.
Grandpa Human has come over and has a suitcase with him. It’s been a long time since I have seen him. Last time I saw him with a suitcase was a few years ago when I was new here. He seems really sad and quite distracted- like something on his mind. Something isn’t right. Not sure what’s happening. Never Underestimate the Power of a Dog’s Love
We call it a day, a little earlier than usual everyone so tired, so I head up to bed with my humans and curl up in my usual place between Mom and Dad. Not much is said before falling asleep. Once I’ve tucked them in, I go to my pillow and sleep. I will spend some time tonight before I go to sleep figuring out what’s wrong. I think for a long while before I drift off to sleep.
Morning has come and I am still not 100% sure what’s going on but I jump in bed with them so I can wake them and cuddle before they start their day. Dad isn’t up yet, which is unusual for him. He gets up, heads to his studio and seems a bit distracted. I curl up in his studio and watch him as he works awhile. Soon, Grandpa and Mom get up. I determine no one is going to the office today.
As they make plans for the day, I lay my head on my Dad’s lap. He gets teary-eyed and hugs me. I soon learn that each one does this to me, Mom and Grandpa. I think we’ve had a loss in the family but am not sure who. I hear them mention a meeting with the Pastor at Grandpa’s Church, the funeral home, and stopping by the cemetery. They have a lot to do today.
My humans come home tired and worn out again. And, they bring home, Great Aunt Crazy and Great Uncle Tall Guy. Now, I know something is wrong as I listen intently. I haven’t seen my Great Aunt and Great Uncle for a little more than a year now. The discussion has turned to my uncle passing away on Monday. I stop what I am doing and become very sad- he used to come over at Thanksgiving and Christmas and scratch my belly all day long! Well, I gotta put on my extra lovin’s for my humans and get them through this!!
I start with my Humans by placing my head in their laps and a paw too. Mom, then Dad, both smile and pet me- Dad gives me an extra hug and kiss on the forehead. Then, grandpa pets me for a long time! Great Aunt Crazy and Great Uncle Tall chuckle and smile when they notice grandpa is enjoying petting me. Then I head over to them and cheer them up too. I make Great Aunt smile and laugh by letting her scratch my belly.
The long week has ended and family has gone back home. It was great to see everyone again and am happy to know that I made my family smile during a sad time.
Note: This post is based on two true stories. Never underestimate the power of a dog’s love!
Allen Pearson, www.allenpearsonsphotos.com
Noah Pearson, Pawthor of dullesdog.blogspot.com