|Running Mates at the Christmas Memory Tree|
Tonight was our last run as a group before christmas. This time of year, we all get the chance to spend time with family and friends. It's a time to remember what and who are important to us, and our dear friend Ally sure reminded us to value our loved ones. She lost her best friend this weekend, her four-legged partner Sydney of 15 years. In loving memory of Sydney, we went to the memory tree by Sandy Beach and Ally placed a photo in memorial of her dearest companion.
I was very touched by the compassion our running friends shared. It was very saddening to see photos of other lost pets on the tree. My best friend Patches passed away last september after being with us for 15 years. At 23, every memory I had was with my little mister. Through every bump in life, he licked my tears away. Seeing a friend experience the same loss I and so many friends have experienced is heart wrenching. Ally, We love you and take comfort in knowing Sydney is up in doggy Heaven with my little mister and every other beloved dog. They live on in us everyday, for everything I know about friendship, I learned from my dog.
|My last day with Patches: September 1st 2010|