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December 12, 2018

Time to Say Goodbye

by Robert

It has been a few weeks since the last time I have written a journal. It's not that I have become lazy with my writing, it is the emotions that overcome me every time I try to write about Sonny. I can't believe that he will be 2 years old already! Time goes by so fast in life. Most inmates serving time want time to move fast so they can get released. I want time to go slow so I will have more time with Sonny. In just 20 more days he will be leaving to get matched with someone. I am so filled with pride and happiness that he will be going on to be a service dog. I also will be very sad in knowing that I will be losing him forever.

Sonny has brought me joy and love into my life and I just never want to lose those feelings. I know I will never forget him for the rest of my life. It would be impossible for me to forget all the fun we have had together. He will always be my baby puppy. Right now Sonny is sleeping on my bed and he just looks so beautiful. I have always loved to watch him nap because he does the cutest things in his sleep. It has always brought me peace and comfort when I can't sleep late at night. I am really going to miss him so much. I am never going to be able to say goodbye to him without crying.

I have always considered myself to be a strong person but no matter how hard I try, Sonny will always bring out the little boy in me. So with his last few days with us, I am really just enjoying having a lot of fun with him. What I can say is that because of Sonny, I was able to change so many things in my life. Being in the program has helped me realize what I need to work on as a person - what I will need to continue to work on within myself. I know I am a work in progress. Because of Sonny's love and our bond I was able to open up and let people in. I am able to share my feelings. I am not afraid to love.

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