She was my one true love. Nobody can ever replace Tess in my heart. I loved everything about her: the good, the bad, and the silly.
We were joined at the hip and heart. We did everything together except run off to the ravine. Despite all her flaws, Tess never dug under the fence to go with me on an adventure.
I taught Tess how to play with toys. She taught me how to be brave.
Ever since Journey explained how she met Tess on the rainbow bridge, I’ve been aching to talk to Tess. That’s why every chance I get I slip away to the ravine where I stay real quiet hoping Tess will speak to me.
I keep asking mom to explain death to me, but she says it’s too complicated. One minute someone you love is right there next to you, next thing they’re gone. But where did they go? And how come you can’t go with them – at least part of the way?
Mom told me we need to live in the moment, but I think that’s kinda tricky. You want to remember the good stuff that’s already happened, but you don’t want the past to get in the way of having a good time and making new memories.
Maybe someday it will make sense to me. For now I’m lonesome for Tess and crazy happy that Journey is in my life. I sure love that little mutt.