I’ve been a little quiet about finding new love in 2020. It was unexpected, but at the heart of it was a dog named Honey. If it weren’t for Honey, with her beautiful eyeliner and joyful, lapdog spirit, I never would have met Dylan. I fell in love with both of them.
Thanks to Dylan’s training experience and Honey’s patience, Julep overcame her aggression stemming from being attacked. In spite of herself, she found a sister-like bond with Honey. Our home and hearts became a lot fuller. To see Julep play with Honey, an activity so sorely missing from her life, nearly brought me to tears. I didn’t think such play would be possible for Julep ever again, and if a dog could push past such ingrained trauma, what can I push past?
So it is with an extremely heavy heart that I share of Honey’s passing. Always one for a chase, Honey escaped from Dylan’s mom’s yard, and tragically, on December 29th, she was hit by a car and didn’t make it. To say there is a Honey-sized hole in our hearts is an understatement.
Our summer and fall were filled with plenty of hikes, an Erie beach trip, snowy mountain visits, and more. I’m grateful for the adventures we gave her, and for the love she gave us. Her life was all too short, but she left quite the mark. As a way of celebrating Honey’s impact, I’m hoping to make an impact on other dogs in need because that’s what gentle, loving Honey would do.
In Memory of Honey: A Fundraiser for K-9 Lifesavers
If you’re able to contribute, I’m raising money for K-9 Lifesavers, the shelter where Dylan adopted Honey. Whether you donate $5 or $50, every little bit helps, but I also understand if it’s not feasible now, as plenty are facing financial hardships.
About the Rescue:
K-9 Lifesavers is an all-volunteer, 501(C)3 nonprofit rescue that saves dogs from overcrowded, high-kill shelters in rural areas and finds them loving homes in the Washington DC area. K-9 Lifesavers also educates its adopters and the community about responsible pet ownership, particularly the importance of spaying and neutering your pet.
Thank you for your support. It’s hard to make sense of death, to grasp the surrealness of it, but honoring Honey in this way, and seeing the overwhelming support thus far, has helped me to feel warmth and connection in spite of such loss.