At the vet’s

it was small old dog day

this morning at the veterinarian’s offices.

the boy is no longer a boy;

the puppy is no longer a puppy.

one is a young man, the other,

having walked approximately the same turns of earth around the sun,

is old and almost done.

oreo in Josh's arms

we sit in the beginnings and endings of each others arms,

holding the embrace

to last eternity.

we still have time,

we have now.

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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2 Responses to At the vet’s

  1. Joshua Dean says:

    I literally cried as I read this. Thank you so much for all that you do.

  2. Lori Coleman says:

    Amen and amen…cherish each day, each hour, each minute…prayers for you all…

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