Stelly is about 3 years old and I hope she lives a long, happy and healthy life. But truth is she may not, there are no guarantees and life is fleeting.
I've had other dogs in my life, but I've never had a dog like Stella. Our bond is palpable, our connection is unlike anything I've ever experienced before. It's as if she can feel my pain, and I can feel hers.
I know that my life is not guaranteed either. I never forget about the bullet I dodged with cancer and sometimes I catch myself thinking, “Who do you think you are to survive this?”
But this is what I know to be true for me. I want to spend time with my dog. Some don't understand. I can tell you this though, when other's are too busy, Stella never is.
I will cherish the time we have together, and whether she goes first or I do, I know that neither of us will have any regrets.
I have loved a dog completely.