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[4.5 Billion Years of Wonder] Good Boy

Yesterday my mom had her second dog, Willis, put to sleep. On January 8th, she had to let the first dog, Maxine go. They were both 14 years old. Maxine and Willis were littermates.


Anyone who has ever lost a pet knows how tough this is. They give us so much love and don't really ask for much in return.

I'm feeling pretty rough about this, myself. I haven't lived with my parents for over ten years, but I was there when Maxine and Willis were puppies. Hell, I was there for the first trip Mom took to see them after they were born. She and Maxine were basically best friends from the moment Maxine opened her eyes. Willis, my brother and I helped pick out. He was the most adorable, clumsy, doofy puppy out of the bunch.

Willis was the most adorable, clumsy, doofy dog when he grew up, too. He and Maxine were always there when I visited my parents. I'm going to miss them. They were both good dogs. In the end, that's the best thing you can say about a dog, isn't it? Simple, wonderful words for simple, wonderful little beings.

Good dogs.

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gookachu
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
kipling: the power of the dog
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

http://www.lgd.org/library/kipling.htm
danielmedic
Jan. 23rd, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry.

Good dogs. Yes.
sealwhiskers
Jan. 23rd, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. They were both wonderful little guys.
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