C J Tosses The Blog To The Dogs!
Today, I wanted to bring up PETS. I adore them. They ARE part of our family.
I am ‘Mom’ to the living creatures in my realm here at home. I especially hold VERY dear
to my heart — our 12-yr. old Labrador retriever, “Shadow.” He was born just a week after that horrible day, September 11, 2001.
He is showing his age, which has created much angst in me in recent times. He has been here but for only an instant, it seems. It’s going to be a very, very tough day for this Dog-Mom when Shadow must leave her side…when he goes to get the angel’s wings he so richly deserves for being the loyal and loving companion he’s been for us.
Shadow left to go on the annual pilgrimage across the country with Daddy Monday. He lives for this hunting trip…he cannot get up into the truck without help now. I told Daddy he better take extra good care of my boy…I sure bawled to watch both of my men leave like that! I know it will be his last time to go with Daddy.
What’s a poor Mom to do? Why, worry of course! And, worry I did, until they made it to their destination safely over the 1,700 miles’ drive.
So, I am sitting here today, missing both, and nursing this cold.
On a cool evening, Shadow likes Mom to ‘hold’ him…yes…HOLD him. I suspect he thinks he is one of those “teacup” dogs. All 70 pounds of his tiny teacup-ness.
I wonder if he misses me, too, right now? If he does, does he imagine it to look this way?
©2013, C.S. Thompson.