Loving Val (continuation of Welcoming Val)

And so i brought him home.

Being the little guy that he was, it was easy taking him with me everywhere and that grew us closer and closer together.

He became more than my pet. He was my best friend. A loyal creature that would do anything for me. His love was unconditional.

One day, I decided to get a big dog. It didn’t mean that i would love Val less, of course. Little did i know, that could be the end of Val’s life…

Where do dogs go when they die?

I’m so devastated over my dog’s death (3 days ago) that I keep on wondering where dogs go when their earthly body dies…

I asked everyone. Some say they go to heaven (as the movie goes, All Dogs Go to Heaven), while some say they get reincarnated and one even said, nowhere, they just shut their eyes and sleep forever. I asked my son and he told me to Google it… and this is the first thing that we found:

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. 
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 my grave today, you tend it with such care. 
I want to re-assure 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 every day 
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~

Now I wonder, if he went to heaven, can he like visit me and sleep in heaven with God and all the furbabys and move back and forth? That’s what it says in this lovely poem and my heart is hopelessly hoping that he is just here somewhere hearing the words that I want him to know.


Welcoming Val

They say dogs are the only creature in the planet who will love you more than themselves. I guess this is true. I experienced an unconditional kind of loving from my toy poodle, Val.

Val was named after St. Valentine as he was my boyfriend’s gift to me last Valentine’s Day of 2011. I’ve been wanting a dog ever since. Growing up, I was always fond of dogs, playing with them, petting them, even hugging them but I didn’t really own one because my bloodline runs asthma. Until that day when I knew that there are hypoallergenic dogs like… a poodle.

Story to be continued…