Members LuckDragon Posted April 18 Members Report Share Posted April 18 (edited) When I got Luna she could fit in my hand as a puppy. She was my first dog and my best friend. She would make Wookiee noises when she wanted your attention. And would lose her mind if you did not let her in the bathroom with you during a shower. She sat on my lap and somehow made me feel like everything would be okay when it seemed like my whole world was on fire. She never made me feel bad about myself. She would give me a look like... You got this right! She had all kinds of nicknames, Spinderella, Looney lo, Luck Dragon (She looked like Falco from the never-ending story), and Luna Lunesta. She was with me for 16 years. She had kidney failure in at least 4 of them. Today she let me know she was ready to go. I got to spend 6 hours with her. I carried her around in a pouch on my hip as we walked the streets of our town. She never looked unhappy on walks with me. I let her smell flowers and feel the wind blow her ears up like she was a Luck dragon. As soon as I knew this was my last day with her I told my work I would not be in today. I did not spend the time I had left just feeling sad. I spent the time we had left the best way I could imagine. I could have worked or just cried feeling sorry for myself. I chose to take the gift I had been given and use the 6 hours I had left to be with one of my best friends. She had stuck around this long because I think she knew I needed her. I was not going to let her down. I feel like I have my priorities wrong maybe. I just know all the stuff I was told I should care about and that is important doesn't seem to make my life better. All the days I worked 12 hours just to be so drained that I could not even turn on a video game. Or all the time I wasted worrying about a project and not being present with my wife or Luna. I am not sure how I want to live but not like that. Truth is no one even remembers the work I busted my butt to do. But I remember the things I sacrificed to get that work done. I am going to make a change and not get tricked, sucked in, or pressured back into this so-called rat race. I know she is up in heaven looking at me with that "You got this right" face. I don't want to let her or myself down in this. Edited April 18 by LuckDragon Add picture 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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