On a cold and overcast drizzly day
God came for Him.
He was ready, I was not, nor would I ever be.
We were rushing him to the Vet…
Comforting Him all the way.
His eyes said, “It’s ok, it’s my time Mom”.
He told me this several times.
He was slipping away, fast.
A wave of utter devastation enveloped me.
God’s warm embrace enveloped Him.
As He lay there, He was ready to go.
I wanted him to stay, just for me.
But I knew that God had called his Loving Buddy home…for the last time…a last look…a last breath.
As I cradled Murphy in my arms, I felt God take him lovingly into His.
I don’t know what I will do without you Papa. I loved you so very much Murphy.
Go find Grandpa, and Macy, and Heidi and Seamus. They’ll know what to do.
Daisy will meet you at the front gate to check you in…”Murphy, Handomest Yellow Lab Ever, Best Boy Ever, Check!”
They will show you where the absolute softest clouds to sleep on are, where the bluest most beautiful lakes to swim in are, and where the tastiest bags of kibble are, and where your own private stash of unlimited bacon treats exists.
I knew when I adopted you, our time would be shortened. But if quality counted as years, you lived to be a thousand.
Thanks for that Murphy.
Today, the world is just a little less wonderful without you in it. Another bone-shaped hole has formed in my heart.
Hold the fort down up there Murphy and don’t let Daisy boss you around.
I will see you at the Bridge someday Murphy.
With Infinity Loves,
P.S. No swangling in Heaven!