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33rd wedding anniversary and the passing of a friend

Posted by wkb28791 on Saturday, February 14, 2009

           We had reason to celebrate. My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary today.The last 33 years flew by just as my mother had said it would and now I am very aware of just how short our time truly is. If the realization that I now have more to look back on than I have to look forward to isn't sobering enough, it was certainly driven home when I found my 16 year old lab dead.

           We've had her since she was a pup and there has never been a better dog. She lived for us. Everything she did was with the sole intent of pleasing me. God knows she did that in spades. She was raised with each of our boys and has spent many happy hours allowing grandchildren to climb all over her despite the obvious discomfort it caused her. She loved each of the children as if they were her own and I guess they were. She truly was a member of the family and I cried like a baby when I found her. In fact, I'm still crying. I'm not sure I'll ever stop crying.   
 
           A good wife and a good dog is hard to beat. I've been blessed with both. Dogs just don't live long enough. I know beyond all reason that she loved us and I know that I will see her again. It won't surprise me at all if she is the first to greet me. And if she's not in heaven, then I want to go where ever she is. I don't think that heaven could be heaven without dogs.

           God, I miss her........and it hurts more than I ever could have imagined.

 

3 comments on “33rd wedding anniversary and the passing of a friend”

Texasbanjo Says:
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @5:34:38 AM

I share your pain.  We've lost 3 that have lived with us for 15 to 16 years and each one was more difficult to lose, we grieved more each time.

It took us 4 years to get over the loss of our last dog but we finally did and now have another dog that has put the light back in our life.  Wish it hadn't take so long to get over the last one.  Hop you don't wait that long.  A new puppy is one of the greatest things in the world.  It will keep you young and happy.

 

pstroud1 Says:
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @3:48:42 PM

Sorry to hear about your friend. My daughter just lost one they've had for 17 yrs. It's not an easy thing. Hope you and your wife can find another friend one day.

Paul & Linda Lou

 

banjo_robb Says:
Friday, June 26, 2009 @10:03:37 PM

Awww, shucks, Ken.  So sorry to hear of your loss.  You are absolutely right, that dogs don't live long enough.  We lost 2 of our Great Pyrenees 9 months apart, & it felt as if pieces of my heart had been ripped out each time.  The pain is always there but having our newer Pyrs sure did help to ease it.  Like Texaxbanjo said, a new puppy (or 2!) is a great help.  God bless you & your family.

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