Honoring Biscuit: Remembering His Unconditional Love
“If love along could have kept you here, you would have lived forever.” ~Unknown
Today marks seven months since our precious Biscuit passed away. One of the things that I miss most about our little Biscuit was his pure, genuine, and unconditional love. No matter what, Biscuit loved us unconditionally. This is priceless. It took several months after Biscuit arrived in our home to build trust and for him to feel comfortable. After he knew that he was out of harms way, he literally blossomed emotionally and physically. He gained his confidence and he blossomed into the most handsome sheltie dog ever!
Biscuit loved us both very much; however, Biscuit and I had a really special bond. Due to our schedules, I ended up spending more time with Biscuit during the short time he was with us. This provided me many opportunities to photograph Biscuit, my muse. Biscuit followed me everywhere, including the bathroom! Therefore, I tried not to get up from my desk too many times, while I was working, so little Biscuit would not be disturbed as he always got up each time I got up! I do miss the days when he would sleep on his Orvis bed next to me while I worked at the computer for hours. He was a faithful and loyal companion.
There were times, including times that we traveled to Nova Scotia, that Doug took Biscuit out for a walk and Biscuit would buck and refuse to move while looking back at the house until I came outside and went with them on the walk! Needless to say, it was frustrating for Doug, but I did not mind going on more walks together. I am sure that Biscuit knew that he ran our house. We tried everything to break Biscuit’s ‘bucking,’which would come and go, but it just did not seem worth the fight at the time. It just meant more time for the three of us to be together, and maybe that is what he wanted.
Biscuit always loved being with us and we packed so many adventures and trips into the short amount of time that we had, although we did not know it at the time that our time together would be much too short – exactly 2.5 years together. Nobody has ever loved me the way Biscuit did and Biscuit is one of my greatest teachers. I do not think that we ever truly ‘get over’ the great losses in our lives, which Anne Lamott discusses in her new book Stitches, which I just finished reading. I do know that Biscuit will live on in everything that grows around us and within our hearts.