Today it was so beautiful outside that I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood, which I haven't done since the last time I walked you. So I walked along the path we called your "long walk," and pictured you in my head the entire way. I could see you sniffing every bush, peeing on every tree, trying to pull me across the street because you saw another dog. I could see you stopping to sniff the wind, chasing a squirrel unfortunate enough to cross your path, and running up to the neighbor's porch to visit (and for a cookie, of course).
And despite the beautiful weather, I did cry, but the sun dried my tears. Because I miss you, sweet boy. I miss you so very much.