Odin and Harley Davidson were born February 7, 2006. We adopted both brothers at the same time. Harley passed awhile back and Odin passed on his own May 8, 2021. Both were very unique and wonderful dogs. Both were very athletic, and David ran with them daily. We are very sad to lose Odin, but know that he was lovingly cherished throughout his lifetime. We were blessed to have had both brothers!!
By Sharon La Pierre © Copyrighted 2021
This experience is all a dream. Not real but seems to be. What is this reality?
Our dog going on 16 years old passed on his own, and it has made me wonder what this reality is all about. Why is life so wonderful and at the same time so devastating to the soul? I know I have gotten wiser through the years, but the struggle does not seem worth the wisdom gained. I know I have become a much better artist where my creativity has bloomed into its own expression, but it does not seem enough. I would rather interact with my wonderful horse, Apolo, and all of my other wonderful creatures who have gone before me. I know that people say I will see them again, but I wonder. Apolo seems to be the only one close to my thought. As I wipe away the tears from the recent loss of Odin, I remember all of his fun faces and antics that made me joyful and laugh. I remember how difficult he was as a dog because of his breed but defended his right to live and decide for himself. Each animal lost has brought unbelievable rewards into my life. They have made me laugh. They have made me cry. They have made me mad. They have made me think. But, they always gave me unconditional love and joy to have them. I gained a better understanding of myself because I cared about them. I took the responsibility to make their reality pleasant and safe. I would not trade one second of my reality without my animals. Not one second no matter how painful at times. Not one second!
Maybe this is the answer. Maybe we touch each others’ lives to make our own more whole and rewarding. Maybe reality is what lives within us. Maybe. Will I see them again? As long as I live, they live, and Life feels eternal to me. Cannot imagine my beady little mind not functioning. Can you?