Honoring Biscuit: Remembering His Trusty Paw
“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.” ~Unknown
Tomorrow marks five months since our precious Biscuit passed away. Anyone who met Biscuit in person knew that he loved to give paw! When we first rescued Biscuit, he was very shy and timid. Initially Biscuit often did not leave his bed for days. Until one night as Biscuit sat on his bed in front of our fireplace, Biscuit gave us his paw — this was the first interaction he initiated with us. Maybe Biscuit was telling us that it would all be ok. Doug and I were so happy that Biscuit was coming out of his shell that we began to “treat” Biscuit each time he gave us paw! Biscuit quickly learned that his little paw could get him just about anything!
Each night during dinner, Biscuit would situate himself and paw at Doug and myself for food! On the weekends, before we learned about his kidney issues, I made him yogurt parfaits! Biscuit loved them! Each night after the gym, Doug and I would play with Biscuit and he would give us his paw in exchange for treats, which later became “prescription kibble treats.” Biscuit never hesitated to give friends and family his infamous paw as well! I think he knew it was his “magic touch!” Biscuit was always very persistent and when he made his mind up, he never gave up!
The photograph below captures a moment in time when Biscuit gave his Daddy the paw in exchange for some prescription kibble. I miss Biscuit and I miss him giving us his infamous paw — his trademark! No matter what, I know Biscuit will always be with us watching over us and our newest edition to our family, Victory — another gift and blessing. I am truly grateful for our time with little Biscuit. Biscuit was a gift and he changed our lives for the better. I hope that others will consider dog rescue; and I hope that others have experienced and will experience this precious relationship with our furry family members.