Being a Dog Parent is a Bitter Love Story

Molly

The old cliche, “It’s better to have loved and lost than to have not loved,” is the most ridiculous assertion, clearly made by some sadomasochist. In the thick mist of grief after losing a love, I always think it would be easier to lock my heart away in a deep, dark dungeon then swallow the key. Throwing it away isn’t final enough to encapsulate the grief I feel today. It’s been twenty-four hours since the dreaded…