Liz, you've been very much on my mind lately. I didn't realize that the anniversary of Virgil's passing was so close. It barely seems like a year, and yet in some ways, it seems like a very long year. Funny how that works.
Kian put it perfectly. I suppose the first year of losing one that we love so much is the hardest as it is the first of everything in that year that we don't have them with which to share life's events. Many times the boys and I have discussed how it's sometimes harder to lose one of our dogs as not everyone truly understands what that is like, whereas they do when it comes to our humans.
Virgil IS much loved and will always be. ♥
Daisy is still your sweet girl, and now you have Buddy and little Levon. I'm quite sure Virgil had a paw in filling your heart and home with even more love.
Right now, I am helping my neighbour with the loss of his Chocolate Lab, whom I used to babysit. She passed very suddenly on Saturday at the age of 14. He is single and she was truly his life. As you can imagine, he is inconsolable right now. It's a difficult time and not one from which we bounce back quickly. In some ways, it was easier losing my Father than my dog Emma, or sweet Sally. That sounds ridiculous, but the world understood my grief over the loss of my Father, but after a week or two of Emma or Sally being gone, no one even remembered.
I am sure this month is going to be a difficult one for you, but just know that we dog people haven't forgotten sweet Virgil, or you, and our hearts are truly with you. I know how much you miss your boy.
Now I understand why you've been on my mind so much lately.