A week ago today my heart broke as I said goodbye to my best friend and little girl Cookie Louise. I knew I would face this feeling one day but I really thought we would have a couple of more years together. Sweet Cookie suffered from a massive stroke and never recovered. I thank God that she went on her own and I didn’t have to make the agonizing decision of putting her down myself. Before she went she spent her last moments in her mama’s arms receiving tight hugs and sweet kisses. Even in those moments I felt like she was comforting me more than I her. Cookie, was an amazing dog…you can ask anyone who met her. So much love was poured out on her behalf via Facebook I felt so blessed to have such dear friends.
As the days go by the reality that she is really gone sets in, I find myself looking for her underfoot less and less. My heart aches for that little dog with the big heart. I remember everything I’ve been through with her by my side: High School, College, Loss of my Grandparents, My Wedding, My First Home… 13 years of memories spent together. I really had no idea how much love one could have for their pet until she was gone… please understand that I mean I knew I loved her but maybe not the extent of the depth.
I will always have a hole in my heart for Cookie Louise and for now I’m focusing on the fact that her honor will live on through this blog and both of my shops. She will always be by my side just not on this side of Heaven…
RIP Cookie Louise Griffith