A familiar scent woke me up before sunrise this Saturday morning October 10, 2015…So I breathed in deeply because I knew it was him… without a doubt, it was Rhu. The familiarity so pleasant I continued to breathe deeply not wanting to miss a single particle of this scent. I closed my eyes and could feel the soft texture of his fur in the spot right behind his ear and on his neck where I’d bury my face and whisper to him. I did that from the very first moment I met him at Best Friends.
I sighed a deep sigh of gratitude and then it hit me…the date. It was October 10th today meaning this would have been our 4th anniversary together. We were just shy 17 days.
Instead of lamenting over that we got cheated, I added the amount of days we actually were together. Since the day we brought Rhu home, we did not spend one single day apart from each other so, when you add the amount of days we did have it comes out to, One thousand, four hundred, forty three days! That was positively shocking, amazing and my appreciation for this started cutting through the sadness that we’ve been feeling so deeply.
Once again, without even being here in the physical, Rhu was able to show me a beautiful side to all this life stuff and this is what I mean about the lessons he taught on a continual basis. He always made one pause long enough to realize, the benefit of doing just that…pausing. When you walked him in his cart, you were constantly pausing so others could benefit from his obvious inspiration and in turn, you got to see a kinder side of people…Thank you for reminding me, Rhu.
Happy Anniversary…You’re still with us each and every moment.