Friday, December 4, 2009


It’s been awhile since my last blog post. In truth, I have had a difficult time trying to figure out what I wanted to write about. In the past few weeks I have dealt with the happiness of seeing my mother and brother and adversely have experienced the sudden lost of an old Family pet.

Though, I enjoyed my time with my mother and brother, who are both by the way in fairly good health. I have had a very difficult time dealing with the loss of my pet.

I know that it is said that dogs, cats and all animals have no souls. But, there is something special about the relationship you develop with a companion who just happens to be a dog. Her name was Abby and 3 days ago I was forced to make the decision to put her down, because of financial and quality of life concerns. Abby and I had a special connection, you see, we both suffered the majority of our life with chronic health problems, yet every time I needed her she was there lying by my side and giving me the empathetic look of understanding.

There is a hole in my heart as I type this message, we had Abby for 9 years and I never once regretted having her. And for those who think that I am going overboard over a pet, I challenge any of you that have had a serious relationship with a dog to dispute how hard it is when you lose great companion. I hope that she is with our Lord in Heaven, and will be there to greet me when it is my time for me to go home.

No words of wisdom this week, no bible quotes to reflect upon….my sorrow is deep and reminds me of all of our mortality. There is a country song sung by Tim McGraw that reminds us that we should live life as if it were or last day…..some day it will be……enjoy life my friends, as for me, at least for a little while….Satan has won this battle to pull me down.


  1. Mike, feeling loss and sadness is not a fault or a negative. It is more a sign of a kind, loving and giving heart. I don't agree that Satan is involved in this.

    You have sweet memories with your Abby, and now it is time to savor those special times you had her. Abby would want you to remember her with a smile.

    Love you.

  2. Mike,

    I'm so sorry to hear about Abby. I understand your pain, I felt that way when my dog, Roxie (the Boxer) died of cancer. It was at the same time my Mom was battling with cancer, and it was almost too much to bare. I pray that God will help fill that hole in your heart as you grieve. God bless.