Update: Lexus went to where all good dogs go Thursday, April 26, 2012. I hope she knows how much I love her. I hope I see her again.
This post is really going to be a downer. Forgive me now. I need to write this.
I need to ask this question.
I need your input.
You see, I am in the process of loosing a precious friend. One that I have had in my life for more than 16 years.
She is the apitomy of kindness, patience, loyalty and love. She is my pup, Lexus.
Well, she’s not really a pup now. And that’s the problem.
About a year and a half ago Lex started having seizures. I had planned to put her down but some how, she made a huge tournaround and we have been able to keep her with us for a little longer.
Lately the walks have been shorter, the standing wobblier, the tailwagging less frequent and she’s started eating less- lots less.
It’s starting to be that time. I can feel it.
So this is where I need your help.
About a month ago I was talking to one of my best friends on the phone and we were talking about Lexus. I mentioned I look forward seeing her in Heaven.
There was an akward pause.
And then, with the utmost kindness she talked with me about what she thought Heaven would be like.
She didn’t think there would be dogs in Heaven. Or horses. Or cows.
I just couldn’t believe it. What?! I mean, what kind of Heaven wouldn’t have dogs, horses or cows? That’s about ALL my version of Heaven would include.
And you think I’m being facetious.
So to back track a bit, I should tell you about my friend on the phone. She is not just any friend. I love her. She is a best friend- so don’t be trashing her in the comments!
That said, she does know a lot about the Bible and spends much more time studying God’s word than I do. Lots more.
So what do I need your help with?
In the next week I think we’ll be letting Lexus move on to what I picture to be a big back yard in the sky. I’m crying my eyes out typing that. I’m just not good at saying goodbye, but I think it’s time.
Do you think I will be able to see my Lexus again?