This past November, on a Friday morning, I lost a close friend and I still can’t get over the crushing heartache. Ruby Rose, "Rubes", I only knew you for 4 months, and in that time you showed me nothing but sweetness and love. The 113 days and nights I spent with you have completely changed my life. I will forever miss the without-fail kisses you’d give me on my wrist as I’d scratch your ear and fluffy cheek... the way you’d shake your head whenever you’d get excited for food or walk... the way the kids down the street would call you “lion”... the way you’d pause our walks to get loving from strangers. Never did I expect I’d fall in love with a pup so deeply and in such a short time. Your departure was so sudden — too sudden — one minute you were there, the next you were gone. The image of you fading away in my arms will be forever branded on my mind. My heart, my mind, my entirety refuses to make peace with what happened. I will miss you like mad you sweet lion, you gentle teddy bear. And although I couldn’t call you mine, what I wouldn’t give to bring you back. I will miss you and love you forever, you beautiful angel ❤️🦁❤️ Hug those you love today, every day, and tell them you love them.