Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Letter To A Furry Family Member

Not posting anything for a week solid is obviously not a normal practice of mine. For those of you who follow me on Instagram you know that my dog passed away last week at the age of fifteen. I have honestly been at a loss of what to write about since the event. Last week I thought about writing a post/letter to her, but I didn’t want to feel like I was capitalizing on the events of last week. However writing about fashion, d├ęcor, makeup, books, recipes, etc, without somehow acknowledging the loss of a beloved furry family member just does not feel right to me.

If you are a newcomer to my blog I would honestly prefer it if you wait till another post to become a follower of my blog. I would love to have anyone follow my blog and am so grateful to everyone who takes the time to read my blog, but I really do not want to feel like I got a boost in followers for writing this post.
Dear Samantha,

It has been a week and the air still feels empty without you soul in the world. I met you when I was thirteen and was so in love with you. I feel like we grew up together – we even went through our awkward stage at the same time where we were both so leggy we would fall over ourselves.
Middle school and junior high were not an easy time for me {is it really an easy time for anyone}, but you were always there to listen. I honestly preferred your company to just about anyone, after all, you never fussed about what color I painted your finger nails and I never had to worry about you repeating anything I told you in confidence.
Everyone knew what the movie Air Bud was back in the day, but you were the real deal. The only reason I could score a goal in soccer was because you gave me so much practice trying to keep the ball away from you and no one was as ready of a goalie as you were. And oh the many hours spent serving tennis balls…the only reason I had such a reliable serve was because it was so much fun to watch you run around after all the tennis balls; you could never decide which one to pick up first. Swimming always seemed to be your most favorite sport of all – even though you would refuse to jump in until I tested the water out first, but then it was almost impossible to coax you out of a pool once you jumped in.
As we got older you were always the best walking partner. I will miss the crazy looks people gave me when I told them your age due to your huge amount of energy and the fact that you did not once have a grey hair. From studying to reading to watching TV to even helping me out with a few blog post you were always there.

I know as you got very much older you were no longer able to do the things you once loved and that it was your time to go. You will be pleased to know that people still give me a crazy look when I tell them you were going on 16. You showed me what it means to stay young at heart and enjoy life as it comes – maybe that was you secret to having very little, if any, grey hair…

You were such a major part of my childhood and I cannot imagine what growing up without you would have been like. Thank you so much for all the love and memories you helped to create over the years.

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful tribute to your pup. I am so sorry for your loss Lauren, the heartbreak of losing a pet is not something that I wish on anyone. Sending lots of love your way.