On Friday as we finish the final touches on our new shelter, Lantern House (formally St. Anne's Homeless Shelter), our director saved a small section of walkway to be done last. The reason is she wanted all of the employees to put our hand print and initials in the concrete. As we finished putting our hand print and initials in the concrete someone said, "What about Goose?" I got a tear in my eye thinking how much I wanted him here to see the new shelter and Pet Area that really he was so much apart of. Then all of my fellow employees agreed that Goose should be apart of this concrete moment. So Justine drew a dog paw like a child would and wrote his name under it.
I don't mind telling you that I had to walk away because I just broke down. Yes out of heartbreak because my Goosie is not with me, but also because of the love of my fellow employees in thinking that Goose is/was just as much apart of making our new shelter a reality.