This post was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s recent post about the loss of his dog Cabal. I’ve seen some wonderful farewell letters on the Internet that illustrate the bond between person and dog. Here are three that really struck a chord with me:
Spencer T. Jones
Of course, there’s Rudyard Kipling, who penned one of the most famous odes to losing a dog in the English speaking world.
It’s funny when we say we ‘lost’ someone who has died. I think it points to the fact that, no matter whether we believe in an afterlife or not, we don’t really know where they’ve gone. It seems impossible that someone who has interacted with you so intimately could be poofed out of existence with the silence of a heartbeat.