I look at you, and I see Penny.
I hug you and imagine it’s her.
I know this is wrong, but I miss her so much.
I know she would want me to love another dog.
I know she wants me to adopt more and love more.
It’s not fair to you to compare you to her.
My Penny is gone and my Harper is here.
I am sorry my dear, I love you too.
Saying goodbye is always so hard.
I sit here looking through old photos, toys, and memories.
I look at you as you grew, and I think,
My little girl, so grown up with a mind of her own.
I miss the days of snuggles and rocking you to sleep.
I miss your giggles and your nonsense words.
I can’t stop you from growing,
and I can’t stop you from getting hurt,
but mommy will be here no matter what.
Loving you and snuggling you,
just like I did when you were my little baby.
You will always be my little baby girl.