Mikey was such a beautiful ray of sunshine in my life. The bar for dogs in my life now is set impossibly high. I knew he was co-dependent on me throughout his life. However, I didn’t know how dependent I was on him until his passing. He was my shadow, and suddenly I was missing a part of myself. There was an unsettling quiet around me, a distinct void. After fostering many dogs after his passing, I came to realize, that none of them, including my own current dogs, ever looked at me the way he did. In a poignant moment, I looked at my husband and said, “He looked at me like I was his whole world.” “You were.” he replied. Many tears to follow…Goodbye friend. Thank you for showing me what it’s like to have my heart walk around outside my body. For showing me loyalty, friendship and happiness the way no other creature has. I wish Annabelle knew you, I know you’d be best buds.

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