There’s an Empty Bed in the Pink Shed


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“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.”― Edith Wharton

Dear Reader:

I’m going to miss the little heartbeat at my feet. It’s been three days since Bart died in my arms, but I’m still looking for him. He followed me everywhere, and there’s no substitute for that. (Heaven forbid my husband should start following me around!) We have three dogs, but Bart was mine. He needed me.

Oh my goodness, how Bart loved it when he’d hear me grab the keys to my shed from the kitchen drawer. He’d run straight to the back door and wait to descend the stairs down to the pink shed. He had a well-worn bed  (he liked to chew on the corners of it) under my desk and he’d patiently wait until the writing part of my day was over. Then I’d put him in my lap while I read or enjoyed a cup of tea in my cozy chair. Bart is featured in two of my of my most popular posts:  See The Nose?! and My Dog’s Favorite Books.

I’m so glad to have had the absolute adoration of my cuddly Bart for nine years!


13 thoughts on “There’s an Empty Bed in the Pink Shed

  1. I am so very sorry to hear about Bart.
    He was a very special member of your family and was very well loved!
    I am sure you will hear his little feet following you to your Pink Shed for some time to come. And his wonderful spirit will be with you forever.
    My heart is with you always!

  2. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear of Bart’s passing. What a sweet little loving companion he was. May he rest and run in doggie heaven. xoxoxo

  3. I’m so sorry Michele. In the short time I knew him, I loved him. It was such a pleasure and he will truly be missed. Sending you guys lots of love and hugs 😘

  4. Dear Michele: I am very sorry that Bart is no longer with you, but I am sure he is looking and taking care of you from Dogs’ Heaven. You had a lot of courage to let him go , but if he was suffering was the best for him. Keep the picture of Bart in your mind when he was healthy and a fun dog to be with.

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