Puppy offers a helping “paw” to grieving Breathitt County student
JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Breathitt County student Taylor Smith believes music can help heal a broken heart.
She herself has dealt with grief this year when she lost her dad in January.
“We all seen it coming, but I accepted it well and I had to accept the fact that he had left,” explains Smith.
Taylor says the loss left her feeling a little empty. However, one month later she discovered something to help fill that void, a Siberian husky puppy.
Jasper was looking for a home at the time when he met Taylor in the back of a hardware store while she was picking up flood supplies.
“Something just clicked with us so that was the best impulse buy I probably ever made,” recalls Smith.
Taylor says Jasper has the same color eyes as her dad. In a way, she believes she was meant to find this pup who has offered her a helping “paw” while overcoming grief.
“He has a spark about him that was just like my dad’s,” says Smith.
Because Jasper brought her so much joy, she wrote a little song about him called “Puppy tape.”
She tells ABC 36 News the message behind the song is about helping others like her.
“For one, I think it can symbolize animal therapy and two, to not be ok,” says Smith.
The young musician says she plans to continue writing music to help others heal.