I can give back the love you invest in me.
I can double your return. Triple, even.
I can give back the joy you share with me.
Each belly laugh and snort of yours
rolls through my tail and dancing paws.
I will not give back the sorrows you share,
or the frustration or anger. Instead, I’ll help you
shoulder them. I will walk alongside you
as we carry them,
I am your mirror. I reflect
the best of you.
There is so much of yourself
you find hard to see.
Trust me to give back your sight.
I'm Shannon, and I love and am loved by four Great Danes, four cats, and one horse (four Danes, one cat, and one horse are no longer walking this earth). Here I'll share stories of my adventures in grief photography for companion animals, my own grief journey, and thoughts on caregiving.