Monday, June 28, 2010
Good bye, old friend
I haven't been around for a bit. I haven't even gotten on to read blogs. Some of you may know that my old dog, Duke died a couple of weeks ago. I've been letting myself mourn, not caring how much I wrote or was on the computer "working."
At first, I cried all the time. We've had Duke for thirteen years. We got him when my first child was only eighteen months old. Everyone told me I was crazy getting a dog when I already had a young baby, but I've never regretted it. He was the best thing we ever bought.
I have so many memories of that big, old, lion of a dog. He was so gentle, so fun. I just wanted to let you all know so you understand why I've been neglecting the computer. I'm still not ready to come back full bore. It might seem to some of you that my heartache is unnecessary. He was just a dog, after all. To you I say, "You just don't get it and are the sorrier for it."
To the rest of you. I know you understand. These harry children never stay long enough, but they leave an unfillable void when they go.
God speed, Duke, and I hope to see your beautiful, golden face again.