Another dog, that’s what I needed back then when our
Black lab, Lucky Girl, on that gray November day
Crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Then Mom,
Doris to those who knew her well, gracefully entered her
Eternal home a few months later. I honestly
Felt empty inside – all enthusiasm drained,
Grasping for unreachable acceptance through the tears.
Handling the loss of our sweet furry family member
Involved revisiting those memories of the love she gave
Joyfully to her four adopted humans.
Keeping emotions intact, yet missing Mom – her voice,
Laughter, funny off-key singing, and mouth-watering cooking
Made greeting each sunrise challenging.
Naturally with active emotions, our family felt
Overwhelmed. Dad was devastated, losing his Gal of sixty-seven
Precious years that began in days of World War II. Mom was the
Queen. Another memory was her unequivocal love for dogs.
Riley was one of many canines she and Dad loved over the years.
So, amid these painful losses came Copper, our lab. The
Time was right, and I felt Mom’s otherworldly approval because
Underneath Copper’s quirkiness lies his loyalty, cuddliness, and
Vigilance in holding the guard dog role. He’ll be at our feet
When we call him, shake a paw when he sees our hand.
Xenial describes our friendly lab when anyone visits. Even at the not so
Youthful age of ten, Copper carries an abundance of
Zest for bounding through life, for loving his humans – reminding us that love carries on.
Lauren Scott ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
38 thoughts on “Love Carries On”
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Thanks, Barbara! Have a good day!
Thanks for popping in, Philip. Enjoy your day! 🐶🌺💞🥰
Hi and thanks…Wishing you a wonderful new week!🙂☀️🏖🌴☀️😊
A beautiful tribute to your mom and to Copper’s love. Thank you, Lauren.
Thanks for your lovely comment, John. 🥰
Sadness, yes, but so much joy and love also. Very nice A – Z tribute.
That’s it exactly, Janis. We experience loss, but the love always continues, never letting us down. Thanks for your kind words. 💕
Lovely thoughts and memories Lauren. Your mum and dad look like they were lovely people. Loss is hard whether human or animal and we never forget. xx
Thanks so much, Alison. My parents were wonderful, though they had their quirks. 🙂 But they are missed tremendously. It’s a strange thing, losing both parents, and really adds perspective on mortality and life. And you’re right, loss is loss and difficult regardless. Those memories sustain us though, don’t they? Hugs xo
Love does indeed carry on…
Yes it does. Thanks for popping in, Rebecca. Have a wonderful day. 💕
Obviously you had a happy family experience as I did. While our parents may physically pass on from our presence they remain firmly in our minds and those memories are precious.
Yes I did, Ian, and I’m grateful and I don’t take it for granted. My parents passed away in 2012 and 2017, and even though we miss them every day, the memories sustain us and keep us going when loss knocks us down at the time. Thanks for your kind words.
Oh, that is so beautiful and moving, my dear Lauren… and yes, ‘love carries on’!
Thanks so much, Marina! Loss is loss and hard to accept in any case. But love indeed continues. Sending hugs. xoxo
So very true! More hugs your way!
Loss is always a very difficult thing to process.
It is, Binky, but I believe that time does heal, and then it’s those memories that carry us along. Thanks for joining in. Have a good day.
Loving connections, your words and photos, Lauren. Your Mum and Dad look so happy, as do your doggies. Lucky and your Mum beaming down from spirit and Copper flowing love here, just as you all do. ❤ Love ❤ Xxxxxxxx
Aww, what a beautiful comment, Jane, thank you! I wish my mom could’ve met Copper, but I know she’s been smiling down on us ever since he came into our home. I’m glad Dad was able to meet him though and he loved the big boy. 🙂 I have some great photos of the two of them also. Sending love and hugs, dear friend. 💗💗💗
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I love this A-Z tribute to your mum and such a precious dog!! ❤️🌻🤗🙏
Thanks so much, Diana, I’m glad you do! It was fun to write, but also a great walk down memory lane. Have a wonderful day. 💞🦋🌺
Very heartwarming! Bittersweet memories!
Thanks, Sis! xo
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Ohhh, so beautiful, your thoughts. Dogs show us love so well, and they help us through the sorrow of losing those we love. Your photos are priceless and precious.
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Pam, and well said, too. Dogs have a way, don’t they? Have a good weekend! 💗
A lovely tribute to your mom and your furry friends Lauren ❤
Thanks, Debby! Hugs! 💕
Sweet, Lauren. There is always room in our lives for more love. The well never runs dry. A beautiful A-Z poem filled with memories of your love for your mom and your furry companions. Wonderful photos too.
Thanks for your wonderful comment, Diana. “The well never runs dry” well said! Wishing you a great week ahead. 💝
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Thanks for sharing, Nelson!