Sep 9, 2007

Goodbye Girl

Today was a little tough, we had to say goodbye to a good friend. Mel (Melody) has been the family dog for almost three years now. We adopted her from a friend. She was always gentle with our children and frighteningly vicious when she sensed trouble. She was fun and wry, but she was also very old.
It has always been tough for me to lose an animal. I don't really know why. Maybe it's because I feel like they are my responsibility. It has always hurt me deeply.
I haven't had time to really process Mel's death, but now that the house is quiet I miss her panting. Somehow it just doesn't feel like home without her here. I guess this post has very little to do with simplicity except that life is precious, even if it's the life of a family pet.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your family friend. Animals have a way off digging themselves into our hearts, and it hurts to see them go. We had a wonderful mutt named Sam for many years that we saved from the pound. One night we left to go shopping for school supplies, and we came home to find that he had knocked out our sliding screen door, jumped our fence and was hit down the street by a truck. He had never done anything like that before, and I can only think that maybe he was looking for us. We all miss him dearly- but are thankful for the blessing of sharing his life for those years. Vicki

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mel.... We lost out sweet Dolly 4 years ago next month and it is still a healing area.... sometimes I think that she opened the door tho for us to take in new pups- like the 2 we are taking in next month. May you find healing and peace : )