Christmas time is a time for joy, laughter, gifts, and family. It is a beautiful time of year full of all things good! No one can resist the mouthwatering food and jolly games. But there is also more to Christmas. It is a time to remember people, family, and pets. It is a time of memory.
A lot of people say, “I don’t want to think about memories. About things gone. I want to be happy on Christmas/christmas week.” That’s okay. You don’t have to be sad to think about things past. This Christmas, try to focus on things gone. This year, try to remember pets. Most of you have had a pet. Most of you knew an animal that passed away.
Christmas is the perfect time to remember these animals. You don’t have to announce it to the whole family, or sing about it in a Christmas carol. You can just think. Remember a pet in the wee hours of the morning when the sun is still down. Think of old Fido or Coco while you are watching the last embers fade. I live with a lot of animals. This year, I have had to say goodbye to a lot of animals. I miss them a LOT. Just try to remember some little thing about them. Fido always ran to the food. Suzie always chirped when the windows were opened. Little things. The animals wouldn’t like it if you poured out tears in your happy time. After all, their one wish was to please you. Just think of the little things. The way her fur smelled. How her paws would clack on the floor. Send up your memories this Christmas and remember.
This post is in honor of:
Emmi the motherly sheep, Twinkie the fast hen, Lego and Ashbeak the curious, cheerful chickens, Daisy the sweet and plainly beautiful finch, Cookie the wise parakeet, Casa Nova the sleepy, Grandpa-like horse, Belle, the sweet and mother-like horse, and any other animal that I have not mentioned. Happy Holidays 🙂