For every moment of my life there has been a dog at my side.
Every laugh, every tear.
The moments I saw coming and the ones I could never see coming.
The relationships I thought would last forever that did not last at all.
The accomplishments and the failures.
The beginning - the middle and the end.
The cold snowy days.
The warm summer days.
The leaves falling.
The birth of a child.
The death of a parent.
The days I could not get out of bed.
The nights I could not sleep.
The times I tried to change and start over just to find myself in the same place again.
The times I fell in love.
The times I fell out of love.
The many different lives I have lived thus far in this one life.
All of it - every moment - everything lost - everything gained
There has been a dog by my side.
Better than any friend or relative.
A love that surpasses all love.
Eyes that sparkle and eventually fade leaving my soul vacant and nothing but a collar in my hand.
But knowing - that for every moment of my life
There has been and there always will be...
R.I.P. Gainey - you will forever be by my side