Losing a pet is hard.
I’ve gone through it before, but Doc’s death has been especially difficult.
A friend told me I shouldn’t “personify” my pets ….
But, I think most animal lovers do.
Our pets become a part of our families.
When they’re gone, there’s a big lonely hole in our lives.
I feel like I lost my best friend this week.
And, in fact, I probably have.
Mocha, my chocolate lab, is visibly moping without her pal – which makes my heart ache even more (if that’s possible).
I’ve been trying to navigate my way through a difficult life passage lately.
I suppose, that’s what life is ….
A series of passages we do our best to navigate through.
Doc’s death just adds more heartache to some (already difficult) transitions.
I know time will ease the sadness.
I know we were lucky to have him.
And, I know Doc was lucky to have a family who loved and cherished him.
I know all these things, but my heart still hurts.
This weekend, I’m scheduled to be shooting “up the coast” for a few days.
I think it will be good for me, especially now.
I haven’t wanted to pick up my camera since Doc became ill.
However, being “forced” to wander California’s coast to “capture” beauty is probably exactly what I need.
Time heals, right?