Mailman’s sympathy eased pain of losing pet
Over the past several years, my dog Smitty and I had, on our daily walk, often crossed paths with the neighbourhood mailman. True to form, a love/hate relationship, at least on Smitty’s part, existed.
The inevitable, heartbreaking experience of losing that loyal canine companion of 12plus years occurred recently.
Several days following this sudden event, on my now solitary walk, I met the mailman. I relayed the news of Smitty’s sudden passing, upon which he expressed his sympathies and continued on his route.
The very next day, on retrieving the mail, I held an unaddressed envelope in my hand. Upon opening, I found a pet sympathy card with a wonderfully written personal note. This self-professed dog lover had recognized my pain and took the time and effort to express empathy and acknowledge my feelings.
Thank you, Mark. Your mail delivery that day is certainly helping in cushioning my loss.
My thanks also to Nat and Kirk for their help and kindness when needed.