My tiny love the lady dog.

A little over 15 years ago I decided to add the first dog to my life. She was exactly 7″ long and probably weighed about the size of a stapler if that. The second I met her I loved her. So much in fact that I could not bear to leave her alone even for a few hours, so she went everywhere with me, movies, restaurants,everyplace dogs are not allowed but she was tiny and my dog bag looked like a purse so nobody ever noticed.

When I had to leave her I got a sitter. I started designing in a shared art space in a basement off Fairfax and sailor would be zipped up in my sweatshirt while I worked just sleeping or watching for hours. I have been lucky enough to have worked for myself for the last 13 years and my friend has come with me almost everyday.

I know that we get only a few special animals in our lives, they comfort us, love us unconditionally, and sometime take care of us in ways other people cannot. Sailor was this for me, my tiny hero and savior from a thousand tears and healer of many heart breaks and hard times as well as a tiny ray of sunshine and a daily valentine. I had love in my life no matter what every single day she was in my life.

I told her everyday I would love her until her last day and yesterday morning she left me.

It feels like a piece of me died with her, and maybe it has.

Those of you who are animal lovers I’m sure know this feeling.

To my friend Sailor I will love you until my last day. Thank you for taking such good care of me.sailorwp2





9 Responses to “My tiny love the lady dog.”

  1. Lauren Murray March 5, 2014 3:37 am #

    My most heartfelt condolences to you. It is absolutely earth shattering when we lose such a long time friend and constant companion.

  2. Kristine S. March 5, 2014 3:48 am #

    I lost my doggy Buddy, last January. I got him when I was just starting 8th grade, and he was my companion until just days after my 27th birthday. He saw me through learning to sew, first loves, first heartbreaks, college, first day on jobs, last day on some jobs, and many other life events. He even saw my niece into the world. They are very special parts of our lives, and I don’t care what people say, loosing your pet is as painful as loosing any human you may have in your life,. In some ways worse because pets never do you wrong.

  3. Melissa March 5, 2014 7:42 am #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is one of the most painful things to go through.

  4. bethi k March 5, 2014 12:31 pm #

    Sorry for your loss of your beautiful sailor, remember she will be running free and happy on rainbow bridge x

  5. Leah March 5, 2014 8:22 pm #

    As someone who has loved and lost furbabies, my heart goes out to you. Reading this made me tear up. Hugs. x x

    • Jessica Louise June 20, 2014 6:25 pm #

      Thank you so much. <3

  6. Heather Moore March 6, 2014 12:46 am #

    I’m so sorry about Sailor. There is nothing like the loss of your best friend. My heart is broken for you. She will live on in your heart and beautiful memories. Sending Hugs…

  7. Cheyenne April 2, 2014 5:16 am #

    {{{Hugs}}} My heart goes out to you. I know exactly how that feels. May I add Sailor is one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen!

    • Jessica Louise April 30, 2014 3:39 am #

      Thank you. She was a magical creature.

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