I want you to know that on this day, you and your precious Dukey are in my thoughts and prayers. He is such a beautiful little guy and I can see looking into that gorgeous little face of his, just why you love and miss him so much.
I know nothing I can write or say can take your pain away but I hope you find some comfort knowing that you are not alone and you have found in me and the others on this forum, the empathy and support that is available to you because we unfortunately understand and can relate to your great loss.
Please believe and know that you will see your boy again one day and I hope through the tears, you can smile when you remember the joy he brought you. He wouldn't want it any other way :)
I love sharing the poem below because I believe it's true and I hope the words bring you some peace on this difficult day. And please remember, you have support whenever you need it so please don't ever hesitate to reach out and ask for it. That's why we're all here. Blessings always to you and your precious little Dukey.
Luis (Gypsy's Papa)
I STOOD BY YOUR BED LAST NIGHT
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peek.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew,
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.
~ Author unknown