On Man’s Best Friend

A dog is a wonderful friend. They run around and play with you; support you and comfort you—they are always there for you. And perhaps most importantly their love and affection is almost completely unconditional. All they ask for in return is a little bit of food, a place to sleep, and some affection—and for that they give support and love even when you’re feeling down. My family got Murphy when I was 9 years old. He was there for me when I was going through my most difficult times, when friends seemed scarce, and family was in conflict. If I was depressed he would come up and nudge me, comfort me. If he felt I had slept too long he would come and urge me to get up. He was all you could ask for and more: intelligent, loyal, playful, and friendly. He was my friend and my companion. And now….he is gone from this plane of existence. But I will always remember him and treasure those memories til the day I die. And perhaps, just perhaps, we will meet again someday.

Until then

Goodbye, my friend, goodbye. Godspeed.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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