Do you see them?
I was practicing in my studio this afternoon, my view the same that I’ve seen for ages as I worked on music for an upcoming recital. I stopped to take a break and smiled as I looked at the smudged glass. Coops has been gone for three months now, and I still haven’t had the heart to clean the glass where she faithfully and excitedly greeted us as we came in from the garages each day; it just feels like having a bit of her still with me, especially in my studio where she would stand guard, waiting for us to get home.
I have loved all of my animals dearly, but Cooper had a special place in my heart, the only dog I’ve ever raised from a puppy. Losing her so suddenly was tough for both Dan and me, a hole in our lives and in our hearts that we will feel for a long time to come. Life, of course, goes on, but I still miss her large presence in our daily routines, her steadfast loyalty and companionship.
I looked again more carefully at the window as the outline of definite shapes began to become clear to me. Seriously? I looked again, and sure enough; I saw two dogs looking back at me with soulful eyes, no doubt in my mind. Coops had left a portrait for me- her very special nose art, a little hello from Heaven.
It looks like that window is not going to be washed anytime soon.