(As published in Chicken Soup for the Soul! I miss and love my Cookie. We lost her a year ago.) We live almost a half-mile from the nearest paved road, surrounded by woods and fields, with only a few homes cut into the miles of green. It's quiet, but our Golden Retriever, Cookie, is the exception.
We lost our tea cup Yorkie named Pickles last October. She was 14 1/2 but it felt like we only had her for a year. It amazed me how many people were so saddened by her passing. No doubt at least three other families lost their beloved pet when Cookie passed. Now, she is frolicking at the rainbow bridge. Love that pic of the two of you. Hugs.