Pink Nose


Once I lost my big brown dog, Diego. the world around me was dark
No more tears could been shed on that day, for I has no more left to spare
I had never had an empty feeling like this before, numb
Going back home that day was heartbreaking
I didn’t have a dog to greet me at the door.
The next day, my parents shoved me in the car
We arrived at a breeder that had puppies galore.
We went to the labradors only to find it was quiet and not full of barking
In the back we saw a mother and her pup. A small one
No one wanted him because he had a pink nose and pink rings around his eyes
It was love at first sight… for my parents.
Sure, he was cute. But he wasn’t MY Diego.
It was hard to love him at first, I felt as though we were replacing Diego. I felt like I had to not like him.
But, slowly he made his tiny self into my heart, and replaced the empty feeling within me with love.

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