Hug Them a Little Tighter

The past couple of days I have been pretty emotional. I know many people will think I'm silly once they read this, but my heart has been broken.

I have followed this certain blog for several years... The Life and Times of Remington. It basically follows the life of a Newfoundland named Remington. Probably a little less than a month ago, Remington's Mom informed his readers that he had been diagnosed with cancer and than it was a very aggressive form. Yesterday, Remington passed away...

I don't know why this struck me so hard... maybe because this Remington was the same age as my Remington or because they had the same name in common? Maybe it was because through his blog I felt like I knew him? Or because I could imagine the pain that his Mom and Dad must be feeling after the loss? It's hard to know for sure...

But one thing is certain... I have been hugging my own Remington a little tighter these past couple of days. It reminded me to never take the time I have with him for granted, because things can and do happen that you just can't be prepared for. It reminded me that the life of a dog is just too short... and that I need to make sure my Remington lives every day to the fullest. And lastly, it really brought home how hard it will be to say goodbye to my Remington when the time comes... I'm not sure how I will handle it.

So today... take a moment to hug your pets a little tighter... a little longer... and with a little more love... because we don't know what tomorrow holds for any of us.

And if you have a moment... stop by Remington's blog and read his goodbye... it's a good reminder about what life is about.  


Melissa said...

I don't think you're silly at all! Dogs are important family members and it's sad when it's their time to go. I'll have to check out Remington's blog. Thanks for sharing and thank you for having me on your daily reads, I'm honored :)

blonde81714 said...

Oh my goodness, I feel for you. I DESPISE the thought of Milton passing away. I always imagine him right next to Jeff and me at the old old folks' home. It's a cruel world.