A Very Brief Friendship
You wouldn’t think that a creature that fit into your two palms could elicit emotions, but she did. I haven’t really had a pet since my Mom passed, and, even then, that dog, White Foot, was her dog. Although we had a great relationship, Coco was Randa’s dog, but she seemed more like mine.
Funny thing about a dog. You don’t really know how much they get into your heart until — for whatever reason — they’re gone. I never thought she’d have the effect on me that she did. Did I take Coco for granted? Probably. Certainly I thought we’d hang out together for a much longer time.
At least, she lives with someone who loves her. That makes me happy!
As I said, I sure miss my Coco.
Just thinking about her kinda put a little pep in my step and a smile on my face. She really made a positive effect on me. Even though, at the time, moving was totally out of the question, because of Coco I do think how nice it would be to have a house with a yard where Coco and I could hang out.
Funny, too, I thought Coco needed me because I thought she was being poorly treated and needed a friend, but the fact is – looking back – I probably needed someone to look out for.
She never really seemed to care what we did, she was always OK with it. She always seemed to be looking forward to “hanging out” together.
As hokey as it may sound, she really did seem like a family member. I didn’t think I was “lonely” before Coco, but I sure have felt lonesome since she’s been gone. Really, I think of her every day.I miss her smile, her kisses and her ever-ready unconditional attention.
“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”Thomas Jefferson