This is the fifth instalment of Weekend Writing Warriors’
8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop.
Currently, I am writing a multi-part series about the dogs in my care, which will be turned into a book. These 8 sentences are from the conclusion of Luke’s story:
[Read the complete chapter HERE]
After Luke’s human Mommy, Lorraine, began working from home, I only saw him occasionally. She contacted me one summer’s day, when Luke was 13, to relay the sad news that he had cancer. “He’s not suffering and we’ll keep him comfortable as long as possible”, she said. My heart sank, but, I tried to remain positive, for her sake. Told her how much we loved him and that she and her husband were wonderful to give him this chance. Not all dog owners would. There was no further news until the dreaded call came, shortly before Christmas. Luke had passed away peacefully, in his sleep, overnight.
That’s the 8, but, since there are only three sentences left, I hope nobody minds f I add them here:
Lorraine and I were both sobbing into the phone, as I tried to console her. Losing a client’s dog is almost as heart wrenching as losing my own and this scene has been repeated often, over the years.
Luke will forever remain in our hearts. He truly was one of a kind!
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