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Thursday, January 6, 2011
wait till the wife sees THIS
I remember when my first pet died. I was so upset that even the next day I could not figure out how anybody ever got out of bed. Well, I got over it, and other pets have passed away since, and they have taught me a lot about life, death, dying and mourning. Our pets teach us a lot, don't they? Especially since each of ours has been worth a thousand million humans. Like (I think it was) Mark Twain said: "the more people I meet, the more I like my dog". Thanks for all the comments and notes yesterday, jeez! Here I am, poking at the computer, finding the few worthy humans that are as nice as a dog or cat :) Thanks to all of you.
I think the hardest part of our cat Emily's illness was saying goodbye. Trying to make her comfortable. Watching her physically take each step closer to death. And her attempts to be her usual sweet self and say goodbye. And, then, sorry to be morbid, taking her body out into the snow. It is so cold outside, and you have this cold and wet hole to put her into...jeez. As I say, our pets help us learn about death and mourning in a very direct way.
Anyhow, the pets had been very subdued in our house, but then suddenly spent the day more boisterous than I have ever seen them. A celebration of life. A couple of pics of that below.
OK, so the vet says "Penny has beautiful teeth, you have to brush them and keep them that way" which you don't really grow up expecting "One day I will be an adult and I will have to wrestle my beagle to the floor every day and brush her teeth". I do it just before a walk. She loves to walk outside, so I figure get that little unpleasantness out of the way....
These dudes have aperfect sound. I want to hang out with them, I want to go to their parties!!!!!
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