Sometimes the pain is so great it’s easier to hear the voice of another instead of your own. We adopted Nahla from Animal Control in 2001. Arielle was seven and Kai was three. Yesterday was Nahla’s last day with us. She was fifteen.
Ollie’s Goodbye to Nahla
When I first met you I was scared. You were grown and I was just a lil pup. But you licked my head and nudged my nose and I knew you were my big sister.
You taught me how to go through the doggie door, beg for treats and bark at strangers. You kept me company during thunderstorms.
I loved our game of tease by sitting outside the glass door and then running away just as it opened.
One day without a whimper you laid down. I drank from your water dish and nudged your nose but you wouldn’t get up.
That night I waited for you at the glass door and begged you to come run with me but you didn’t come.
I watched as mommy carried you to the car and I barked and barked calling your name. Did you hear me?
Later, mommy came home…alone. I’m waiting. When will I see you again?
I’ll keep Buddy company while you’re gone.
Thank you for being my big sister. I miss you.