Today I said good-bye to someone very special to me, a great friend of 10 years – my dog Zhiva. She was much more than a pet, she was quite simply a family member.
While it’s hard to accept, and easy right now to dwell on the pain, I want to instead acknowledge 10 years of sheer joy and the fact that if I had to do it all over again – I wouldn’t change a thing.
I’m thankful I was there at her strongest and most fragile points, including the very end. I am glad I was there to comfort her and I will miss her more than anyone could possibly imagine.
Zhiva (Oct 27 1996 – Oct 7 2006)