Pinned halfway down the dishwasher—at her eye level—was a handwritten note from her Aunt Ondrea with the words Everyone Loves You, Luna.

Luna trotted by these words every day—and they were true. Anyone who didn’t love her didn’t know her well enough yet.

All people were her people, and all her days were made of the things love does:

Love smells the air, and runs wild in the grass
Love leaps into hearts and onto beds
Love plays, tastes, rests, and rests again
Love takes full sighing breaths under warm blankets
Love is a witness
Love gathers and protects
Love is loyal, honest, fierce, and free
Love holds on tight, and
Love lets go

Luna let go on the new moon, crossing into tomorrow from the comfort of her bed and surrounded by her Mamas.

She didn’t want to walk, wag, or eat that day. She wanted rest, breath, and quiet.

She wanted us all to know how much we are loved.

I know you’ve had deep loss too, in different forms, and now is a particularly heightened time of sitting closer to those losses.

You are not alone, not for a moment.

If you feel called to express sympathy, thank you. But please also take Luna’s love and recycle it back to yourself.

Consider writing the words “Everyone Loves You” and putting them on your fridge, bulletin board, or mirror, or anywhere you’ll see them often (please tag me on media). Let Luna’s note remind you of what love does.

If you’re thinking “ but some people don’t love me,” remember—they just don’t know you well enough yet.

What’s not to love?

Deep Breaths,

Tamika

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Maggie Brennan says

“Everyone Loves You” 🙏💛🐾🐾

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Tamika says

💕 💜 💕

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Colleen says

What a beautiful tribute to Luna! ✨🌈

Thinking of you, Tamika. So sorry for the loss of your beloved Luna. 😔💖

With love
Colleen 🙏🏼

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Tamika says

Thank you so much, Colleen. 🖤

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Diane M Bark says

What a lovely post! Happy Trails Luna! <3

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Tamika says

Thanks, Diane 💖

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Kaitlin says

Oh gosh Tamika, I am so very sorry. What beautiful memories you have of your time together. This video is so very beautiful and made me feel so much. I am crying. Sending love.

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Tamika says

Oh Kaitlin, thank you for your generous heart. Love you so,

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Wendy says

Oh Tamika
My heart is with you 🌈♥️
What a beautiful tribute to Luna

💞Everyone loves you 💕
Xo
Varna

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Tamika says

Everyone loves you, Varana. Thank you so much. 💚

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Patti W. says

I only knew her briefly, but I loved her !!! Sympathy and love to you, Tamika 💕
Patti W.

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Tamika says

She could sniff out the special ones...so glad our paths crossed. 💚

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Stephanie Patterson says

Tamika, we don’t know each other but I know much about you because of how special you are to Carolyn, Anabel and Stella. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. What a beautiful tribute to Luna. She had a lot of love in her life and gave a lot of love back. So sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻💗

Stephanie

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Tamika says

Thank you so much for your sweet words, Stephanie. 💓

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Stacey Monk says

My heart aches for you. The loyal love of dog is hard to let go. I can see that Luna brought you much happiness. May she rest in peace.
Xoxo
Stacey

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Tamika says

I can see that you know this heartbreak too, Stacey. Thank you so much for your words. 💚

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Carolyn Jyoti says

Luna showed us all what LOVE is. Thank you for this beautiful reflection on love. Her legacy will live on with this beautiful reminder that we are all loved! xoxo

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Sherry Lynne kirschner says

Tamika thank you for sharing this. What a beautiful way to express this transition for Luna. Sending you massive hugs and waves of gratitude for all that you do to bring light to others in difficult times.

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Bailey (Maitri) Fagan says

What a beautiful tribute and lessons on love Luna has gifted us with. Thank you Tamika for sharing this with us. My heart is with you and all those who held Luna in theirs.
💗

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Stephanie Mills says

So sorry for the loss of your lovely Luna. The time we have with our dogs goes by so fast and I’m glad you cherished each other so much. XO

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Marti says

I remember the day you found each other! I cried when I heard you’d gotten permission to take her with you. I’m so sorry to hear she said goodbye, but this is a truly beautiful celebration of her sweetness.

Sending love.

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Bailey Cannon says

Love you Luna! Enjoy all your treats and naps you get up there! You will be missed girl!

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Nadia Tymoshenko says

Beautiful words and video
I didn't know Luna but I love her too!
Sending lots of love to you (and to me)
<3

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