Why is it when someone talks about their pet
their voice changes
and their face softens
and they morph into a more comfortable person
My dog is five and a half years old
and I know that he won’t be around forever
Hear his nails click-clacking around
Constantly and chronically does dog-hair make its presence known
Laying on him while watching TV
In battle for his toy
The cute, but nagging, looks
How he snores
How excited he is when he gets to go on a ‘truck ride’ (shhhhh! Don’t say it aloud he’ll hear you!)
His concern for me
How itchy he is, it’s never enough!
All his nicknames
But what if then
when our pets pass away
do we lose that morphed softer person?
My Dog Hero!