Parents often wonder what to do, how to explain the death of a family pet to the children who miss their pet dearly. A June 12 article in BGR.com describes the love between a dog and the boy he left behind.
“I miss you. Hope you’re having fun in doggie heaven.”
It was Mary’s job to take each letter out to the mail box and send it on it’s way to Moe Westbrook, Doggy Heaven, Cloud 1. Then when little Luke would take his afternoon nap, Mary would retrieve the letter. One day she forgot…
Mary soon forgot about the missing letter and figured a postal worker would have read the letter and then destroyed it. Imagine the surprise Mary and Luke received two weeks after the letter had been placed in the mailbox when a letter marked USPS and addressed to Luke arrived from Moe
“I’m in doggie heaven. I play all day. I am happy. Thank you 4 being my friend. I wuv you Luke.”
The letter was eventually tracked down to a postal worker who has been with the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years, The Inquisitr reported June 12. Zina Owens said this wasn’t the first time she had answered an unstamped letter from a child, but most are address to Santa Claus. This is the first letter she’s answered from “doggy heaven.”
In an interview with Inquisitr, Zina commented
“I felt it in my heart. Here was a child who had lost his dog, and any time you love something and it goes away, it hurts.You see so much negativity in the world. So many bad headlines. But we’re more than that. I wanted to make his. It’s just love. Plain and simple.”
Great job, Zina. You’ve mended the heart of a little boy missing his best friend. The world needs more people like you.