Ocean’s lesson

We lost River about a month and a bit ago. I didn’t post about it because, at first, it was simply too painful. Then, I didn’t want to post because this blog is about positive things. Now, finally, I think I have turned a corner.

And it’s all thanks to Ocean.

I came home from the vets that day, wrung out and still crying. Saying goodbye to River was awful, just god-awful. It tore my heart into pieces and I cried inconsolably for hours at the vets. I couldn’t see past my pain.

I opened the back door to let Ocean in mentally preparing myself for her reaction to the loss.

Ocean bounced into the house like a spring lamb. She bounced as if she had springs on her feet. She pounced on her toy and proceeded to throw it in the air, bouncing around the furniture with sheer joy.

I couldn’t believe it. Didn’t she miss her brother? Where was her sadness at this terrible situation? Didn’t she care?

Ocean cares. There is no doubt in her soft eyes or her gentle acts towards us that she loves us completely and unconditionally. She adores us and she loved River. But she also lives in the present, not the past. And that was something I had to learn from her.

2 thoughts on “Ocean’s lesson

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss! It is hard for those who have not had family members that were pets pass to understand the feelings and loss of those of us who have had to experience it. Dogs and pets don’t live long enough!!! We lost our beloved Winnie a week ago and we are still seeing her in her favorite places and call out to her, forgetting she is gone. I know Ocean will be waiting for you at – Rainbow Bridge! Sending you Love, Hugs and Condolences for the loss of Ocean!!
    Chuck šŸ˜¢šŸ’•šŸ’–šŸŒ¹

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