Rebecca’s Ode To Her Dog

What a wonderful postscript to yesterday’s post.

There was an exchange of comments yesterday to my post This Is The Dog.

Rebecca offered:

I just wrote an ode to my dog…. she is everything.

I responded:

Rebecca, please share your ode with everyone.

Rebecca then provided the link:

Here ya go 😀
https://myfacesoflife.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/ode-to-my-dog/

If you go to that place, you will read this.

ooOOoo

Ode to my Dog.

on March 21, 2017

This is Raya.

She is perfect. Even with her imperfections.

 

Wherever I go, so does she.

For 11 years she has been in my life.

For 11 years she has comforted me through my troubles.

For 11 years she has filled me with love.

For 11 years she has loved me.

For 11 years I treasured every moment.

For 11 years now… and I am fully aware that we are running out of time.

Here she lies, sleeping next to me on the sofa.

Dreaming a dogs dream with all paws moving.

She is perfect.

How will I ever do this without her sleeping next to me on the sofa?

This is Raya.

She is perfect. Even with her imperfections.

She keeps me safe when I am scared.

She watches over me as she sleeps on the foot of my bed.

This is Raya.

She is perfect. Even with her imperfections.

When she is happy, I smile with her.

When she is hurt, I fix her pain.

When she needs help, I stop what I am doing and I help.

When I am sad, she comforts me.

She makes what I do possible. She makes the bad days good. She makes the good days fantastic. She makes the horrible days bearable. Through every move, through every fight, through every depression, through every tear, through every laugh, through every moment of joy, through every moment of peace, through every moment of serenity, through every nightmare, through every feeling of desperately wanting to run away, through all of the times that I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs, through all of the times I prayed for death, through all of the times my insides were screaming so hard it made me feel like I was going to burst, through all of the times I felt my heart break, through all of the times I felt my heart mend again. She was there. Depression has many faces and she has seen them all and helped me overcome. She has given me reason because her love deserves attention.

….. and we are running out of time. The possible will become impossible.

This is Raya.

She is perfect.

She is mine and I am hers.

I am hers and she is mine.

We are equal in love, in pain, in joy, in life.

I am proud to be her human. All of the mistakes I have made in the past… with Raya, I did it right.

She is perfect.

When you look into her eyes you can see her soul. Her character, her goofiness, her lust for life, her love, her mind, her cleverness. Her loyalty. I sometimes wonder what she sees when she looks back into my eyes. Does she see everything that I see? Would she also call me perfect? All I see in that connection is love.

She is perfect.

My Raya, my girl. All my love. We will live forever.

 

~ Becca ~

 

ooOOoo

Stunningly beautiful and, yes, perfect!

15 thoughts on “Rebecca’s Ode To Her Dog

  1. Rebecca’s Ode must have touched a nerve in me. I found myself getting a little emotional. The way she feels about Raya is the way I feel about Maggie.

    This was extremely well written. I wish health & happiness to the pair of them.

  2. Thank you so so much for this!! I understand that the way I feel about Raya is the way most people feel about their dogs. Yet I always say my love for Raya is unique.

    1. Rebecca, there’s no doubt in my mind that the way you describe your feelings towards Raya is understood and shared by all who frequent this place. Best wishes to you!

  3. Rebecca, your Ode is perfect unconditional Love in the making.. And it brought tears to my eyes to see how much Love you both share..
    Sending my gratitude that you shared such love for us all here to soak in.
    Love and Blessings..
    And Many thanks again Paul for your sharing.
    Sue

  4. Rebecca’s words reflect my own about my own dog Poppy who is almost 18…….and we too, are running out of time, although we have probably had more than most and for which I am so thankful for. Thank you Rebecca for your beautiful, heartfelt words, Raya sounds just perfect.

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