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.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Posted by Magnolia at 2:19 PM