The Heavy Heart of the Herd Keeper

I looked into her eyes for signs of hope.

She looks tired.

Can she really be that old?

Until the end, I will feed you, nurture you, and help you to stand up.  I know, when all four of your hooves are firmly planted on the ground beneath you, you are whole.

I hope that you can hear and see so many things that we, as humans, are not capable of sensing.  I need for you to know that I love you.

Wisdom tells me that your body will give out.  My heart tells me that if I keep on trying I can bring youth back to you.

I ask myself, why do I do this? But this isn’t about me, it is about the job that I know I am here to do.

Today’s heart is heavy.   Tomorrow I will be looking for sunshine, and I will see it when you kick up your heels in glee.  You may be jumping over a rainbow.  But I will shed several tears for you wherever you go.


4 thoughts on “The Heavy Heart of the Herd Keeper

  1. Mary Humphrey says:

    HI Amy, I am sorry about the loss of your Pyrenees.

    Spot is an old gal, around 12-14 years old. Losing a loved animal is never easy. I will help her until she can no longer be helped. That is the peace that I can hold.

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