Thank you everyone. I just miss her so much. I thought I'd share a poem someone sent me from the kidney group I joined literally a week before Sofie got really sick. I think it's kind of cool and best describes all of you here. Like I keep saying I really appreciate you all, my friends and family around me are very caring but most of them don't view their pets the way we do, it is nice to be able to grieve and talk with people that I know understand what I am going through. That is isn't just a dog, and that I can't just get a new one.
Thank you so much everyone for being there for us this entire year.
I've lost a friend I didn't know,
The message came today,
Propelled through wires at speed of light,
From near or far away.
A noble friend, of ancient blood,
A staunch and mighty guard,
A loving comfort, hero,
A loss that would hit us hard.
She left behind a family
And friends to mourn her death.
She left behind a wash of tears,
As she drew her last breath.
Computer networks span the globe
And contact now is found
With folks that we may never see
But feel with touch profound.
The dots of light on screen of glass
Shape words of joy or pain,
We teach and learn and share our lives
And blessings deep we gain.
So now I sit with sniffling nose,
A tear runs down my face,
I share a loss and try to find
Pure words of peace and grace.
A dog has died, but more than that,
A precious life has passed.
We take them in, they bless our lives,
Then leave us much too fast.
God grant us peace and mem'ries long,
Our short-lived friends to keep,
In stories, images, and thoughts,
To calm us as we weep.
Now, lightning's brother, speed my words,
Through fibers, disks, and such.
May cold computer magic turn
To caring, human touch.
Rest in peace,
Sweet, gentle, brave Sofie.