This morning was wonderful because I got to love on these two beautiful dogs and their sister. When I wrapped my arms around one of them, I closed my eyes and for a moment it was Cocoa. I will never stop missing her. Mary Oliver has published a new book of poetry called Dog Songs. She says it much better than I ever could:
"Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?"