As this blog was meant originally to be dedicated to things that keep us happy, sane and enriched day in and day out, I couldn’t not give thanks, here, for this dear friend, who shepherded me into my own true adulthood. You met her in Cap Ferret…you saw glimpses of her on the Fourth of July. You saw her contemplate the sea. But she was there for everything, as dogs are. TV watching. House cleaning. Work. Child-rearing. Long walks with or without a mission. Cleaning up after meals. And all the emotions that punctuate our lives: happiness, loneliness, bliss, boredom, contentment. (No one could sigh contentedly and settle into a good, afternoon nap like she could.) I am missing her.
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I’m so sorry. The loss of a companion that loves unconditionally is soul-wrecking in my experience. No words seem adequate, but know that I feel your loss.
Dear Luna. I remember the first time I saw her: such a dear puppy, whirling on the end of the leash, which was attached to her collar. It didn’t take Roberto long to figure out that, good as she was, her puppy energy could be more easily, and humanely, curbed if she wore a harness instead. And, I see in this photograph of that dear creature walking down the wagon road, that she has acquired such dignity in age that, unless something is out of sight, she needs neither collar nor harness. We will ALL miss her!
So sorry. What a nice tribute. I fondly remember each and every one of my dogs…..
They are, as they say, “one of us.” Except more so.
Oh Sweet Luna! I remember the day Roberto brought her home – I was there visiting with you. What a beautiful, sweet little 3 month-old pup she was! So adorable. And then I remember you telling me how hard it was to walk her as she began to grow into the big girl she became. Such a wonderful companion for your family, such a loving friend. You are so fortunate to have had her in your life. I will always remember her.
It is horrible when a pet dies. Our Tallulah died 4 years ago and I still miss her.
Our dog, Bailey, passed away last spring and we missed her so much. Soon afterwards, someone new came into our lives needing extra love and attention. Our new little guy had a hard beginning but together we are making up for it. Dogs are put in our lives when we most need them and I am glad we welcomed this one into ours.
I don’t know when we’ll get another one. We need a little space I think, and time. Luna still seems in our midst at all times. It’s very strange. And beautiful too. Thanks to everyone who’s commented. I appreciate every word!
Space is good and appropriate when one has lost someone as important as a dog. Luna looks lovely and you can see in her face and eyes that she was full of grace, kindness, and understanding. If I live another 100 lifetimes to the best of my ability, I may learn just enough to come back as a dog.
You’re right about that. They are so much better than we are.
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