“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.”– Marjorie Garber
In the past 11 years of my life and the 4 years that I’ve been blogging, there has been one constant, My Dear Faithful Companion Scout.
This morning he died as quietly as he lived and he took a huge, irreplaceable chunk of me with him. His passing was without warning. A month ago at the vet he was in almost perfect health for a dog of 13 or 14. I thought I had longer. If I’d known yesterday what I know now, I would have hugged him and never left his side. Even now I think I’ll wake up, find it’s a very bad dream. I want, I want.
I love you, Scoutie. You are the best dog ever.
Never take life for granted, yours or the ones you love.
Please forgive me if there’s silence in the microcosm for a bit.