this a year to the day since saying goodbye to my Dogger. Dogger left us just shy
of 15 years old. She was with me from the time she was a pup. I continue to
love her deeply.
Although life has moved on and we have the joy of a new pup in our lives, also the runt of her litter and a terrier (thank you Inu, for joining our family), Dogger still remains very much a part of my heart. The memory of Dogger’s being remains part of our home.
I can still conjure her. I remember the feeling of her fur. I remember her smell. I can still see into her soul when looking at a photo.
I am continually grateful for having enjoyed my connection with her. For those of you who know me, even a little bit, know of Dogger, and the special role she played in the life of our family, our office, and for me.
A lot has happened in my life and my business in the year since Dogger has passed. There has been profound joy, profound stress, and some very hard lessons. As I sit and think of her today, I am reminded of some of the important lessons Dogger helped me learn:
Dogger ended her journey in this life on November 11, 2014, with dignity, in my arms. She still resides in a huge place in my heart.
This article was written by Val Hemminger, lawyer and lover of canines.