I choose you because you chose me. I am alive because of you, I have been following you because you made me well and healthy again; gave me purpose and believed in me when my broken soul had given up.
I remember vaguely being dropped in a dumpster and discarded like a piece of garbage. I remember being afraid and cold, surrounded by the stench and the roaches. Fleas were crawling up in a feeding frenzy in anticipation of death . Hungry and hopeless, I spent the night paralyzed by fear. My mouth was dry and my wounds were hurting, but my soul hurt more than anything. I had not known goodness in my short existence.
The morning came and I could hear noises in the background. Indeed, my own fear woke me up!! I was again on high alert and I growled as you approached me slowly. I couldn’t trust your kind and I also knew that nothing good came from your kind! But something stronger than fear deep in my soul, responded to your gentle and comforting voice. I didn’t need to run or bite. Somehow, I knew it was going to be different. You were not there to hurt me, but rather, you were there to rescue me.
I was being rescued!! Wow! I didn’t know this at the time, but you were there to set things right. Your gentle voice and touch were there to teach me something different and brand new about humans. I learned that all humans are not cruel and ruthless. I discovered the smell of a good human. This smell is of home, hope, ancient trust, good blood, and timeless partnership. This partnership provided me life, got rid of my fleas, cleaned my sores, and healed my soul.
Let me tell you something!!! I love you!! , I will die for you!! I will wait for you every day, with the same devotion and the same joy, I will lick your tears and lift your soul when you feel discouraged, I will crawl up next to you when your soul is aching and I will follow you until my legs no longer work. I will be there by your side to remind you of how beautiful, priceless, gentle, compassionate and wonderful you are. I will never judge you and I shall always be there until my eyes close for the last time.
I won’t able to lick your tears this time, but I will be waiting for you on this Rainbow Bridge you mentioned. I am not afraid of death this time. When it comes, I would have lived the best life because of you. I ask you to not be sad for too long when I’m gone. I ask that you keep opening your heart over and over again, because it is so beautiful ! Don’t worry, I shall always be here, waiting for you. In a place where time doesn’t exist, just love.
I am always here with you, in your heart, lifting each other’s souls.
Signed with my paw indelibly in your heart.