Fernando’s Reflections on THE SWEATER


“Some mornings I wake up early just to catch a little sun coming in the window. This was one of those mornings. It was chilly so I put on my sweater. But let me tell you about this sweater. It’s not just any sweater … it was a hand-me-down from my brother, Harley. The fact is, I never got to meet my brother, but I know him well, and I know he would have given me the sweater right off his back.

“So, I just sat there for a while and thought about the sweater. It fits me well, it’s a great color and it’s soft and warm. It feels like love. What a great way to start the day. Thank you, Harley!” -Love, Fernando

Scroll down and see all of Fernando’s pictures, plus a picture of Harley in the sweater.

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This was Harley wearing the sweater (and Cricket peeking from under the blanket).




  1. Awww…THIS MADE ME CRY! Fernando looks healthier, with each picture! Fernando is thriving. ❤️

  2. Fernando, you look very handsome in your special sweater. Harley is wrapping you in his love. You are such a sweet boy! Love you and Harley.

  3. Fernando, u look so handsome in that sweater. I put a card in the mail for u today. I love u sweetie..

  4. Fernando! What a wonderful story and great pictures. Including Harley wearing the sweater with Cricket. Thanks so much. Harley is smiling at you from the Bridge as you wear the lovely sweater.

  5. I love it “it feels soft and warm like love”. A great quote. Love this little guy too. He reminds me of Harley. Gosh, Harley would have loved him.

  6. So precious.. i know it was made with a lot of love ❤ I’m glad it fits you Fernando. I love the photo of Harley and his Sister Cricke t:*

  7. Yes Fernando you ware it well as like your brother Harley did. #HarleysDream xoxo

  8. you are so beautiful, precious Fernando..
    just like your brother Harley..

    and all dogs..
    all animals..
    all humans with loving hearts for animals ♥♥

  9. Truly lovely photos & how lovely that Harley’s sweater is keeping Fernando warm 💙 I still miss Harley! It is because of him that I rescued my 2 Chihuahua’s. I have always had Spaniel’s but I loved Harley so much I wanted to do this Rescue. They have been life changing!

  10. Hope you are feeling better. You look mighty handsome in that blue sweater you are wearing. Wishing a great day for you and all your family from your friend in Geogia. ❤️ ❤️

  11. I am sitting here laughing and crying happy tears .( It feels soft and warm like love) I have some of my Moms sweaters and that is how they feel to me she took her journey 19 years ago. You look so handsome Fernando I do so enjoy your posts the photo’s are lovely the one of Harley and cricket so sweet. Bella sends doggie hugs and kisses.

  12. I love Harley. …and he is our sweet boy in heaven….for sure he is good with you Fernando to wear his precious sweater. …

    Fernando….how are you feeling?

  13. This is so sweet…and it gave me a serious case of the leaky eyes…. There is so much love in your words and in the pictures…Thank you again for sharing it with us…. <3 <3 <3

  14. great pictures of Fernando – he is very lucky to have had a brother such as Harley –

  15. Fernando, I love seeing you and reading about your sweet stories. I know Harley is watching and appreciates his brother who is helping his family feel better and more whole.

  16. So happy you can feel Harley’s love.And I bet he’s thinking you look pretty cool in “his” sweater

  17. Fernando, you are very handsome in that sweater! It is a perfect color for you. Hello also to Cricket! 🙂

  18. Sweet Fernando, wearing the sweater is like a hug from Harley. Enjoy those wonderful hugs 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

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