Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DAY TWO: He's already helping us to heal

Many will walk in and out of your life, but only a true friend will leave paw prints on your heart.


We have spent twenty-four hours with our new family member and he's already leaving his footprints on our desolate hearts.

Throughout the day, his inquisitive mind let him begin to explore the yard, the stretchability of his "bird toy" while he kept coming by to make sure that I was still part of his world. A quick scratch, silly words or reassurance helped him relax and accept this as his family.

At the end of the day, I introduced him to the nightly tradition of waiting on the front porch and then running to the gate to greet his "daddy." After a quick rewind of his memories of the morning, our little Bentley arrived at the gate with a wiggly, prancing, "Hello, welcome home." Smiling and a little playing on the floor began to ease the oppressive sorrow from my husband's shoulders.

Stay tuned, because we are new in this healing and I know we aren't alone.

Thank you for all the reads, posts and good wishes.

Warmly, Ferret