“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life …” (376). This quote is from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. My purpose in writing this blog post is to express sentimental importance, and the impact this quote has on my life.
This quote means so much more to me now than it did a week and a half ago. In my own words it’s essentially saying to live life to the fullest, and think with detail rather than bypassing every simple thing. I’ve started to understand that the little things I used to never pay attention to often, are now the things that hold the most value. Cherishing every moment that I have left with my dog is of big importance to me. A week ago I was dreading every day that passed because I knew the day was approaching that I’d come home to an empty house. I’d no longer be able to shout Sophiaaa mimi, hi baby, hola chica, or SOPH the LOAF.
I’ve posted on my social media asking people to pray for Sophie and my family. To this very day she is still with us. Even though it’s only been five days past when we were planning on putting her down, I’ve lived each one like it was my last with her. Whether it’s coming home early from work so I can spend an hour or two more with her at night, or taking her outside when I get home from school before I run off to do other things, it’s all because I’ve finally realized that the littlest things are the ones that are going to mean the most to me in the end.
“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life …” (376).
The connection I’m able to make to my dog is amazing. My dog is family to me. She is my best friend. She has an incredibly passive personality, that comes with being scared of many things. My dogs name is Sophie. Sophie is 8 years old, with an Instagram and a loving home. Her breed is a Golden Doodle. She’s cream coloured with tight curls that cover her body. Sophie is scared of things such as….recliners, balloons, tall men and yelling. She has a warm hearted soul. She’s nothing but a big, gentle giant. When I arrive home from school I’ll call her name real loud, and she’ll come running up the steps. After she comes running up the steps, I know she was laying on my bed. Sometimes I’ll go down in my room and feel my whole bed for a big, warm spot. She’s a joy to have around, and she loves being goofy just like me. She rolls around the living room on her back, digs her nose in the snow and walks with it like that. She also lays on her back with her legs straight in the air. Sometimes, just for fun, I’ll play a YouTube video that includes puppies barking and whining. Sophie gets so excited, and will bark at the noise, turn her head sideways and perk her ears up. She’s the cuddliest friend ever. I’m glad she’s in my life, and I hope she never leaves.
Just in case you were curious about my dogs “Instagram”, you can follow her at @sophie_the_goldendoodle on Instagram.