For My Oldest Boy

Dearest Mr. B, Today I watched you fall asleep for the last time, after 18 long and happy years. I remembered how happy you were when you were first reunited with your sister after weeks of her being in the hospital. Watching your tail wag and how you kissed her like nobody else on earth, not even me or your dad. Knowing that you are back with her after a year's separation is the only thing giving me some peace tonight. I will miss your silky ears--crying into them was my only solace when I was lost once upon a time. I will miss you forgetting your name as soon as you caught a scent. I will miss you, my very first boy. I love you. I was, and will always be, proud to be your mom. Be happy with your sister and I'll see you again one day. Love always, Mom