As I was thinking about Gracie today and how much we all mourn her loss...I remembered an article that I read in Time Magazine awhile back. It was about the amazing, mysterious bond between humans and their animals...written by Charles Krauthammer. It touched me very deeply at the time because Abby was very sick and I was so afraid of losing her. At times, I didn't think some people understood my bond with her and why I was so upset.
Anyway...the last paragraph of the article sums it up. I thought I would post it today, again in honor of Miss Gracie Eller. Hope it touches you as well.
"Some will protest that in a world with so much human suffering, it is something between eccentric and obscene to mourn a dog. I think not. After all, it is prefectly normal, indeed, deeply human to be moved when nature presents us with a vision of great beauty. Should we not be moved when it produces a vision - a creature - of the purest sweetness?"