Honoring Biscuit: Special Books
This week our friend, Gina, sent us this unexpected and wonderful gift, shown below on the right — the book, Dog Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant. It is a wonderful book that is also wonderfully illustrated. I had not heard of this book before receiving it earlier this week. Reading this book brought tears to my eyes. This book discusses all that happens to our furry family members in Dog Heaven. We love it. Thank you, Gina for this thoughtful gift.
Here is one of my favorite passages from this book, Dog Heaven, “Dogs in Dog Heaven have almost always belonged to somebody on Earth and, of course, the gods remember this. Heaven is full of memories. So sometimes an angel will walk a dog back to Earth for a little visit and quietly, invisibly, the dog will sniff about his old backyard, will investigate the cat next door, will follow the child to school, will sit on the front porch and wait for the mail. When he is satisfied that all is well, the dog will return to Heaven with the angel.”
I like the final passage from this book, Dog Heaven, says, “They [dogs] will be there when old friends show up. They will be there at the door.”
Biscuit is always welcome to come back to see us anytime; and when it is our time, we look forward to seeing Biscuit again when we show up to see him.
We also received some book recommendations from blog readers, shown below on the left — Mayas First Rose by Martin S. Kosins; and Little Dog Like You by Rosemary Sutcliff. As such, Doug ordered these books for us to read.
In a nutshell, Mayas First Rose by Martin S. Kosins, is about a wonderfully moving chronicle of Martin (author) and Maya’s (furry family member) deep bond and it is a story that a person can relate to who has lost a treasured furry family member.
Another blog reader suggested reading A Little Dog Like You by Rosemary Sutcliff. This book is also about a deep bond between a human and a Chihuahua, while discussing the painful discrepancy between the life spans of dogs and humans.
I look forward to reading these books to help me with my healing process. We are so grateful for the kindness and support that we have received during this time. It is our hope that Biscuit and his story touched your lives in some way. Thank you.