Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


I am beyond crushed to have said ‘see you later’ to a dear soul and friend last week.

Remy was not my dog but he was family. For years, I had the pleasure of walking him to help my neighbors out when they couldn’t get home in time, and he would often stay weekends at my house while they were away. At one point, Remy lived here nearly 5 months while their place underwent construction. He instantly made my house his…the way he made all of us his own. My daughter loved him dearly, as he did in turn. The bestest of friends, he always brought to her the gentlest, purest of hearts.

Channeling into Remy’s energy, I assisted in his crossing over from the comfort of his home, in the comfort of all those he loved and who loved him. Despite what you might see and read, there’s nothing glamorous about being a true healer. You do what you do because you are called to do it. Being a healer doesn’t always mean you make something, or someone, whole again. Being a healer sometimes means channeling unconditional love to ease the letting go.

Aside from bringing my own dog to rest many years ago, it was the most humbling, heart wrenching, beautiful of experiences.

Remy was a 125 pound giant who carried a noble, elegant knowing within that frame. I am blessed to carry him forward now in my heart.

I love you, big boy.


11 thoughts on “‘see you later’

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you, Maria xo

  1. I’m so sorry dear friend. They really are part of the family. Sending you love and comfort. ❤

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you, sweet poet xo

      1. You’re very welcome ❤️❤️

  2. Terveen Gill says:

    So sorry for your loss, Joseph. May the wonderful memories outlive the pain. I hope the new year is a time of healing and positivity. Take care. 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      appreciate you, Terveen xo

  3. Michele Lee says:

    A sad and touching story. 💔

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you Michele xo

  4. How beautiful what you do is, and you are gifted. Does that work as well for people who have lost loved ones? I know, dumb question, But I had to ask.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hey Kim!
      Thank you so much xo Not a dumb question! The answer is yes, it absolutely works. Please reach out if you’d like to know more!

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