Sunday, November 30, 2008

Life Goes On



by Magnolia

Shifty, you and Dolly Parton are coaxing me out of my fog. I thank you for that and I know Sportsfan does too. It’s time to deal. You see, we had to put our sweet dog Lucy down on Friday which made this Thanksgiving especially difficult to be thankful. We knew it was coming. She had cancer. I mistakenly thought that because we had the chance to say goodbye to her, that it would be easier. Not so much.

I realize that there are much greater tragedies in life. God forbid something was to happen to our children or our families or friends. If this is the greatest tragedy that we are to face, then we should be so lucky. But it was way before her time and she was such a good dog. Lucy was the very best of the best.

I’ll spare you the countless stories of her fabulousness other than the fact she made every person feel like she loved them best. That’s quite a trait to possess. Now I have to do what Dolly tells me to do in “Hard Candy Christmas” and get on with my life. Sportsfan has to get his own paper in the morning. I’ll have to start cleaning up my own spills again. And I’ll have to accept the fact that my cats just aren’t that excited to see me when I get home.

So life goes on for us. I’m glad to get Thanksgiving behind us and we can move on to Christmas. I’ll need to work harder on Dolly’s advice because for now, sorrow is bringing me down.
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3 comments:

Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

Greetings from Italy, good luck

Hello, Marlow

Hazel said...

Sweet Magnolia, I feel your pain. Looks like Lucy was a Golden. We are enjoying our newest Golden Retriever puppy, Pearl, after we had to put our first one to sleep 5years ago. She lived to be 15 but it was still unbelievable difficult. We didn't want another dog for several years. It just didnt seem right but like I said, we have the Pearly Pie now and love her just as much. I made Dog Bisquits from scratch the other day for Pete's sake.
Not much will make you feel okay about it now but time will help take away some of the sting.

Dano said...

Magnolia---We loved Lucy very much and yes, she did make me feel like she loved me best when I came to visit! We made a little contribution in her honor to an organization close to our hearts:
http://www.bestfriends.org/
They are based in Utah and they rescue animals from around the world---their philosophy is that kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. I hope you find this is a fitting tribute to your sweet Lucy!
Love,
'Not So Tiny E' & 'The Other Sportsfan'