Dear Aunt Jayne,
Thank you for letting me and my mom move in with you back in 2013. I was disappointed that little kitty departed before I got here. You were so sad when we arrived. (Not about the kitty, of course.)
I liked coming up and tucking you in at night. As the months went on, I enjoyed hearing the high pitch of happiness in your voice.
I never told you, but you when you called me Wiggle Butt, I loved it! You’re the only one I let call me that.
Please know how much I love you and appreciated sharing your home and part of my life with you. You made my life experience richer, fuller, more enjoyable, and safe.
You loved me without hesitation and respected my needs. You didn’t get mad at me. I know I was a good dog, so I didn’t give much reason, but I’m also very sensitive and you understood that.
Living with you and my mom, right here where we could walk to the woods and hang on the deck and chase squirrels and go on walkabout… what a life!
Aunt Jayne, remember when I first moved in (next door) and my mom used to throw the ball with that magic wand and I fetched it until I got distracted? Man, I could run fast when I was young!
Thank you for respecting my body as I grew sicker and weaker. Thank you for comforting my mom in all the ways only you can. That’s all I ever wanted to give her—more love. You help with that.
You made me feel safe and always welcome. Trust me, my mom notices if people don’t practically salute me. That’s how I feel about her, too. I love her sooo much!
That’s why it was hard to leave. I kept fighting, but I’m glad I got to walk out with dignity. You were there for that big awful hard thing. You were there when I ate my first and last hot dogs.
Why didn’t you introduce me to hot dogs earlier?!
I forgive you. I hope Tom’s there when I get wherever I’m going. I know it’s going to be an amazing experience. I’m sorry I had to leave, but thanks for making my journey easier.
Love and Black Velvet Hugs,
Your Wiggle Butt
5 thoughts on “Letter to a Dog Aunt.”
I admire your ability to praise with love and humor. You’ve proven that sharing and bonding beyond yourself embodies sacredness. I’m so very thankful for you.
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I like that: “sharing and bonding beyond yourself creates sacredness.” Yes, and good ju-ju!
Alice, I was just thinking about you today and that I hadn’t heard from you in a long time! Something was triggering my intuition. Ah, what a lovely and sad letter from a beautiful creature whom I never met but whom I can imagine was much loved by all who knew him! Animals are so special and I’m glad we get to share the earth and life with them for however long that lasts on either side. Blessings.
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Yes, she was a treasure of love. And yes, Shelagh, it’s been too long, but I’m back!
Keep coming back! 😉