This is Peanut Butter Brickle. I know that many of you miss my brother Digby Pancake.
I will tell you that time does not make it easier for me to accept that he isn’t on the hiking trails with me everyday. No matter what anyone says, for me, there is a hole in my heart that will always be there in his absence.
December 1st will mark one year since I last got to be with my brother. It’s so hard as the days get closer to that date. I want to think that days don’t matter. I want to stop thinking about where we were this time last year.
As hard as this is on the persons, I want you to know it’s harder on me. Even though I can’t say it out loud. The backseat isn’t the same without him.
Girl Person is beside herself with regret. And guilt. Sometimes feelings make sense. Sometimes we don’t know why we feel them. But either way, they are real. And the reality is that we must find a way to celebrate Digby’s life as the day comes near. Because if we don’t remember the good and remember our Digby the way that he would want us to, the grief will be unbearable.
And we want every day to be good.
We want every day to be able to Live Like Digby. And we would love if you could celebrate his life with us on December 1st. Live Like Digby Day is going to be special. In the ways you want to remember him with us.
So me and Fruitycake came up with some ideas. And we would love to hear yours.
Live Like Digby Day Suggestions
1. Make your dog a stack of dog friendly pancakes in honor of Digby!
2. Take your dog on a new hike! Then stop for ice cream!
3. Take your dog for a ride and turn on one of Digby’s favorite songs!
4. Volunteer at your local rescue or shelter
5. Make a donation to a local shelter or the Live Like Digby Fund.
6. Take supplies to a local rescue in need.
7. Adopt a new rescue!
Really, the possibilities are endless. Just like Digby felt the possibilities for happiness were. And they still are. Because even without him here, I still feel his encouragement every day.
I appreciate Fruity and the opportunity to teach him Digby’s ways.
I want you to know how much each and every one of you have helped our family this last year. Without you remembering our Digby, we would have been lost. Can one dog make a difference? Digby did. And Digby is.
So on Live Like Digby Day, won’t you celebrate with us? Tell us how.
–Peanut Butter Brickle
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