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Offline The Barbarian

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Now I must go by some other round
« on: Sat May 29, 2021 - 08:53:29 »
I have done mostly what most men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can't forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through --
Wherever my road inclined --
Four-feet said, "I am coming with you!"
And trotted along behind.

Now I must go by some other round, --
Which I shall never find --
Somewhere that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

Rudyard Kipling

For weeks, Bagel had been getting weaker and weaker.    Then a few days ago, she couldn't stand up.   There was nothing the vet could do.    She was just old and very, very tired.   She died peacefully, in my arms.  I never loved any other animal the way I loved her.

It's always hard to say good-bye, but I always find another friend.   Because I'm not complete without a dog.

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Re: Now I must go by some other round
« Reply #1 on: Sat May 29, 2021 - 09:13:49 »
Condolences. My cat Emma passed away two years ago, but due to my age I didn't get another. Don't want to leave one behind.

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Re: Now I must go by some other round
« Reply #2 on: Sat May 29, 2021 - 10:55:59 »
Yeah, I get that.    When I get another, it will be a mature dog from rescue.    My Mom had several dogs and was terrified that if she died first, they might not be cared for properly.   

Her idea of "properly" was to treat them pretty much as humans.   When she got up and had breakfast, whatever she had for breakfast, they had, too.    Little kids and dogs could do no wrong as far as Grandma was concerned.

 

     
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