Miss Missy Forever
by Karen Lukeman
Did you say Walk?
Miss Missy left us in April, and my heart broke in a million pieces. The story of her love however, did not stop, she had more to give.
After we lost our little precious Miss Missy, I cried for days, and just felt so lost without her. I wanted her to know how much I loved her, and I could no longer hold her and kiss her sweet head to tell her. I prayed she would know my love was still hers. To keep myself busy I headed to the local garden store to plant spring flowers. On my way to the garden center I spotted two men walking two beautiful silver colored schnauzers. They could have been Missy's sisters, my heart flew to my throat. I stopped the car, and ran across the road to the path, where they stood as I cried, trying to tell them that I had just lost my little schnauzer two days prior. Their eyes told me they understood, and I knelt down to get eye level with their beautiful pups.
Those wonderful schnauzers both looked at me with those soft schnauzer eyes, the look that melts your heart and say's I'm here to love you. The first pup climbed up on my knee and kissed my nose, and I hugged her tight and kissed her soft head, her name was Daisy. The second pup slipped under my arm and laid her head against my heart, her name was Claire A'bell and I cried and hugged them both. Their soft silky fur slid under my finger tips like a balm to my broken soul. They gave me kisses and snugged close as if to tell me that Missy was okay, and she loved me. They made me laugh. I never wanted to let them go. The owners explained they had rescued these beautiful dogs, and worked with schnauzer rescue. Those sweet dogs were rescued, and that day they rescued my wounded heart.
Alas, I could tell the owners had to leave, and I walked back to my car. I started to think about their names as I sat in my car. Daisy, a sweet name, and then like a bolt of lighting their names hit me. Daisy. Clara a'Bell. My mom passed away when I was 14, was Daisy Lee. My grandmother was Claire and Claire is my middle name. I was speechless, and I looked back to the path. Daisy, and Claire a'Bell were gone from sight. I started to laugh with joy and cry with emotion of the power this moment gave to my life. Coincidence? You may think so if you wish. However, that night I sat reading on the couch where Missy and I would sit curled up together. I turned to the last page and smiled as I read the words before me. Is was a simple quote, "Coincidence is Gods way of staying Anonymous" -Albert Einstein.
I know my my little dog is being held safe and tight in my family's arms. You see. My dad, married to Daisy Lee, was Albert, was my grandfather married to Claire was also named Albert. Missy, I will hold you again, I love you, forever and ever after.
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