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Birdie

by McKenzie from North Carolina

A hero, I believe, is someone who gives others hope. They give us a reason to move on and strive to be our best. Usually heroes contain some kind of heroic qualities of bravery or does some courageous act. But my hero isn't one you would normally think of as doing some heroic act of courage and bravery.

A few days before Valentine's Day my Dog Hershy ran off and was tragically hit by a car. My whole house was filled with tears. Hershy had been a member of our family and losing him was horrific. When he died it felt like a piece of my heart was ripped out. No one could ever replace him and I still feel that way. Losing him was like losing a child. It was horrendous for every one in my household. Adding a new addition to the family at first sounded like a bad idea but it actually helped us deal with the pain. A new puppy helped me more than you could know. It wasn't replacing Hershy it was just adding a piece to our hearts. Hershy will always have a special place in my heart!

So my hero is my five month old puppy and, NO she hasn't saved my life or protected me from any harmful people/animals. Birdie has given me the strength to move on. She's become a part of my life and in joining my family she has also mended my heart and that of my family! Birdie looks like an average puppy to everyone else but to my family she's much more than that.

Yes, I know you probably think this is lame but this is true; this is how I feel. It's how I was able to get past the grief of losing someone very close to me. A hero is some one who helps you move on. Time doesn't stop and you can't go back. My Birdie helped me do this and for that she is my hero.

Page created on 9/14/2007 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 9/14/2007 12:00:00 AM

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