In Honor of Charlie
This is a different blog post today because my beloved dog, Charlie, shown in the picture above, passed away on Wednesday, and it is just still hard for my family to get back to our normal routine. But I wanted to blog today and share his picture with the cyber world. Charlie was a member of our family, and at 10 years old, he still chased squirrels, begged for popcorn and pizza, licked our face when we were sad, and did his Boxer dance when it was time to go for a walk or to Grandma’s house. He passed away peacefully on April 8, 2009 in his sleep; and for this, I am very thankful. He had no pain!
If you have children, you know how it is for them (and yourself) when your family loses a pet. One of my friends recommended Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant, and so there is a little blurb about it below. If you or your children need some help with the grieving process, this book might be a small answer.
Thanks for the opportunity to share Charlie with you!