Monday, May 9, 2011

Polkaspots....

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When I started this blog I made 3 promises to myself...
 1. Never write about politics.
2. Never write about religion 
(Trust me, Christmas & Easter in our house is purely commercial)
3. Never write about anything sad and depressing.
Well, today I will break promise number 3. 
Not just because I am sad and can't get any work done today but because I wanted to pay homage to a dear dear friend.

I like to think of him as misunderstood. He was very selective in choosing his friends (smart man). But if you were chosen...you were very very lucky..As you see, inside he was just a big ball of mush. I feel extremely grateful and honored that I was chosen. The times he came to stay with us, he was my shadow. When we traveled to Vermont, he and I would take long walks through the woods, he was free, sans leash and ran at top speed through the winding paths like a puppy...always checking back in to see if I was ok.
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I realize that their might be some of you out there who don't have a dog and can't understand what it feels like to lose one. I can tell you this, it feels like losing your best friend or your child.
Just by watching Marley & Me, you will instantly understand the relationship between people and dogs. 
(just be sure to bring a ton of tissues).

Sometimes, I believe that they are "more evolved" than humans as a species. They don't believe in drama. They always forgive AND forget. They love you no matter what, even your flaws. They are beyond excited when they see you and sad when you leave. All they want?? A tummy rub, a treat and love.
How many people do you know that are like that?
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Starting out life in an alley in Seattle, this pup hit the jackpot. He found two of the most amazing parents and they became a family. They traveled across our massive country and soon he had 3 little sisters to care for and protect.
It was a win/win for both.
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So for my friend, I wish for you, green fields to run in, water to romp through and an all-you-can-eat biscuit buffet.


For his family, my heart goes out to you. Thank you for letting me say goodbye today. You are the bravest parents EVER!! He was the luckiest dog in the world and you gave him all that he asked for..
To be loved!


Happy Trails Polkaspots!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you Lu. Beautiful. Just beautiful. And thank you (and your boys) for being such a good friend to him.

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  2. We sure will miss him... We already do. Thank you.

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  3. Lucinda-Having been through this with my pup of 16 years I know how hard it must be for Steve and Crista and his friends. What a lovely tribute!

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  4. This is so beautiful, and a perfect tribute to a wonderful companion.

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  5. Beautifully put, Ms. WEsson. And particularly meaningful to those of us also with aging pups. bp

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  6. I am sobbing over that spotted barking boy! Darn you! That is beautiful, and I am so glad you wrote it.Thank you.

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  7. The girls loved how you included the cat as one of his little sisters...

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  8. I'm reading again, because for how sad it is, your words and sentiment are truly beautiful about a dog I never knew ... but wish I did.

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  9. Sure. Make me cry. This is so sad. But, what a tribute. My heart goes out to your friends. Lu is right - the best thing you can do when someone passes is not grieving, but gratitude for knowing them. xo

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  10. Crista- Please tell the girls that I am sorry that I left out Black Elvis and that poor one eyed hamster.....i just simply forgot..i don't know how since that hamster's face haunts me at night sometimes...

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  11. I'm sure Black Elvis has already started taunting my big boy, wherever they are. And Tinga? Well, she really was tough on the eyes with the cataracts, giant tumor and lame leg, but she must've had a good story to tell.

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  12. I'm so sorry, Lucinda...this is so sad, but so beautifully written. I can definitely relate to the sadness of losing a dog :(

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