How do you equate dogs and people? I don’t know. In fact, I don’t think you do. Or you’re not supposed to, anyway.

Pepper was a great person!

I do know that I really, really miss my dog. And while I love my kids, who are out of the house, I have a hole the size of Houston in my heart over my dog, whom we sent to the cool dog place in the sky. Tell me they give them treats there all day long, will you? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

And walks.๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธAnd play time. ๐ŸŽพ ๐ŸŽพ And hugs. ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿค—

It’s been years since my father-in-law passed away. We miss him, too. But after Pepper was gone, I finally understood why my father-in-law used to call Pepper a person. Because Pepper was a person, but he was also a great person.

We dog people are a little deranged but in a good way. I’d say any chance you have to include unconditional love in your life, you’re a fool to pass on it. Dogs love you the way you are. Your kids do, sort of, but there’s so much baggage with kids. Spouses, too. Dogs come with little luggage. They carry their open hearts on their furry sleeves. Their only annoyance? They want to be loved. And that’s their gift. When you’re feeling sad, they say, “Love me, please?” And when you do, you feel better. Voilร !

Thanks for bringing so much love with you, my sweet Pepper. I miss you.

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