My Dog Died On Christmas

Photo by Celine Sayuri Tagami on Unsplash

There are tears in my eyes as I write this.

You see, instead of spending Christmas awash in the glow of lights and holiday cheer, I spent it in the parking lot of an animal hospital waiting to hear how my dog was doing.

It all happened so fast.

I never saw it coming. She was nine years old but didn’t look it. She still had a bounce in her step and other than a little…



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Matthew Donnellon

Matthew Donnellon

Matthew Donnellon is a writer, artist, and sit down comedian. He is the author of The Curious Case of Emma Lee and Other Stories.