My heart goes out to my brother @theoutlawbarber who had to say goodbye to his best friend, Professor Louie Valentine. Anyone who has had pets around through life’s ups and downs knows that they are more than a pet; they are family. They can give you purpose when you are in a dark place, and can hardly take care of yourself. Excited to see you when you walk through the door, their love isn’t measured by your struggles, or the bad decisions you’ve made that day. We call that unconditional love. We create a safe environment for them, but really they can be the safe place for us. Rocco, you’ve been my friend for years, and I knew you were always there if I needed anything. I’m happy Lou was there when you needed him, and that you were the best friend his squishy face could have ever had. Glad he got to meet the tiny human you made, and didn’t leave you without anyone to blame your farts on. Thank you and Lou for the safe place.
If you have a pet and you are reading this, squeeze em extra hard.. sneak em another treat, and be thankful for all the ridiculous shit they do.