i feel such a strong desire to care for another soul,
another being, and for that being to care for me as well.
it rips me apart that i can’t see my baby dusty everyday,
i can’t play with him and cuddle with him, or tell him how much i love him.
even though he may not understand my words, he certainly knows
when i tilt my heart and emphasize my words clearly
I love you Dusty. I love you so so much.
He knows that I love him, despite his flaws.
When he lashes out at me, possessive over food, when he runs away from me as i call to him, i love him.
i care for his little soul so deeply and completely, he can’t comprehend it.
I would do anything for my little guy.
it shows me how Jesus loves me.
that i’m 6 hours away from him, and he doesn’t know,
he doesn’t know where i am or why i left him.
i’m here, missing him much.
me, as always, ಠ_ಥ
a note: reading this actually brings me to tears. my love for my baby boy dusty is so deep. i have loved him, currently love him, and continue to love him through all seasons of our lives. my love for him supersedes any temporary grievances. he may appear to be “just a dog,” but to me, he is my cuddly little companion, my forever furry friend, and my little bundle of joy.
while i know that the love between a human and an animal falls beneath the love humans share for each other, i believe the love humans and animals have for each other is a great example of God’s love for His people. experiencing a deep love for another being in my own life really helps me to understand God’s perfect Love, which i tend to greatly underestimate. while my love for any being, including dusty, is flawed in my humanity, loving him has taught me what it means to TRULY love another being: freely, compassionately and oh-so whole-heartedly.