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Happy Halloween from all of us
at Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog Jewelry!
|Jeffie and the Dog Daddy|
" I was wondering something - is there a chance your other dogs would still be grieving a little - or were they never close to Jeffie? Just a thought."My answer is yes. Especially Rudy.
|Tim (left) and Tom (right)|
|Rudy sitting vigil with Tucker.|
|Rowdy boys Rudy and Jeffie|
|Rudy waiting and hoping.|
|Gary waving from the hay mower with Tim and Tom. The dogs are Sherman & Spanky|
Before we covered him with the sheets,
we pillowed his head on fresh cut cedar boughs.
And carefully arranged his legs
that ran like fire across these fields.
A thick covering of cedar boughs,
their feathery softness more for us than him.
Stepping out, we lean hard against the shovels,
our breath coming in frosted clouds,
then gather ourselves and continue with picks and shovels
down through the ice and snow
through thick oak and thin persimmon roots.
Before we shovel him out of sight, we talk to him.
We invent our own mythology, his and ours.
We tell him when it's our turn
to enter the darkness, unlike that fierce dog
who guards the gates of Hell,
He'll be the welcoming one
at the dim edge of the other side.
When we are still stunned and smelling of earth
he'll come and lead us the way he did
when we took our long hayrides
and he turned us out of the tangled woods
into the wide bright fields
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|Benji / Benjamin Franklin|
|Sherman / Sherman T. Potter|
|Spanky / Spanky|
|Tucker / Tucker Road|
|Lucy B / Lucy Bays Bingham|
|Jeffie / Thomas Jefferson|
|Rudy / Rootie Kazootie|