Thursday, April 24, 2014

APRIL 24 2014

THE PASSING OF AN ERA- WITH FIDO GONE--

MEGAN DID THE RIGHT THING-- HIS QUALITY OF LIFE HAD TAKEN A TURN THAT PAINKILLER WAS NOT WORKING.  HE WAS LUCKY TO HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE WITH MEGAN WHO HAD THE SENSE TO LET HIM SLEEP BEFORE LIFE GOT MUCH LESS THAN HAPPY.
AS JANINE SAID IN HER BOOK... THERE IS NO EASY WAY FOR A PERSON TO GET FROM ONE LIFE TO THE NEXT..
ANIMALS ARE MUCH MORE FORTUNATE TO BE ALLOWED TO SLEEP AWAY.

I FELT THIS WAY WHEN TIFFANY DIED-- THEN ELLIE... THEN PURPLE.. AND MOST OF ALL MARY

THE END OF GRACIOUS LIVING IS PAST AND YOU ARE LEFT WITH A BUNCH OF POORLY BEHAVED TEENAGE ANIMALS THAT YOU THINK "THESE SOB's WILL NEVER MEASURE UP"  AND AFTER A WHILE... THEY DO--- OR ALMOST...

I THINK OF FIDO AS THE GRAND OLD MAN WHO HELPED JOCELYN TO TRY AND WALK WITH A DOG.... AND I LOOK AT BENTLEY AND TRY AND FIGURE HOW TO PROTECT THE WORLD FROM HIM..

WE WILL OUTLIVE MOST OF OUR  ANIMALS--
 SO IT IS TOUGH TO SAY IT WAS HAPPILY DONE- BUT IT WAS.  
MEGAN PREVENTED THE UNHAPPY FROM HAPPENING .

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AND ON WE GO....
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I WAS UP ALL NIGHT-- LAST NIGHT -LITERALLY-  I HAD SOOOO MNAY THINGS TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT.

 AND THEN I REMEMBERED DENIM
I DON'T THINK WE PRACTICED FALLING DOWN WITH DONNA AND DENIM---
DONNA ... YOU WILL FALL- AT SOME POINT-- AND DENIM NEEDS TO THINK IT IS JUST ANOTHER WORK RELATED CHORE INSTEAD OF PANICING  AND BACKING AWAY...

SO TO GET HER  READY FOR THQAT EVENT... DONNA  LOAD UP ON DOG TREATS-- AND SLIDE OFF THE SOFA AND SHARE A COOKIE OR TWO WITH DENIM SO SHE GETS USED TO YOU BEING ON HTE FLOOR.  DO THAT A COUPLE TIMES A DAY FOR A WEEK---  WATCH TV FROM THERE -- WHATEVER...   AND EACH TIME USE THE HARNESS A BIT MORE AND MORE TIL SHE  BEGINS TO REALLY BRACE...

MEGAN HAS DONE IT WITH HER... BUT IT IS ALWAYS A SHOCKER TO A DOG TO HAVE THEIR NEW OWNER FALL--
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I REMEMBER ONE OF MY INTRODUCTIONS TO IPSWICH WAS...----- I WAS WALKING A HUGE BLACK DANE-- "BRUNO"   AS NICE AS HE COULD BE--   I WENT TO CROSS BOXFORD ROAD-  AND STEPPED IN A POTHOLE AND FELL..  NOT UNDERSTANDING THE SITUATION, BRUNO TOOK THE JOB OF PROTECTING HIS FALLEN HERO.. AND STOOD OVER ME-- PREVENTING ME FROM GETTING UP-  A POLICE CRUIZER JUST HAPPENED ALONG AS PEOPLE RUSHED IN TO HELP ME... 

 BRUNO  TOOK ONE LOOK AT THAT BLACK UNIFORM AND FLASHING LIGHTS , SAT RIGHT DOWN ON ME AND GROWLED LONG AND LOUD...  I GOT TO LAUGHING SO HARD I COULD NOT GET UP ANYWAY .  IT TOOK A WHILE TO STRAIGHTEN  THAT OUT.  

SO DONNA-- I KNOW THINGS LIKE THAT--- PRACTICE IN THE LIVING ROOM SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO CRAWL AROUND SOME STREET 

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AS FOR CAMERA PEOPLE----
DON SOMEBODY IS HERE FROM OREGON TO GET THE FULL PICTURE OF LIFE ON CRAZY ACRES-- HE CAN BE SEEN DRAGGING LAUNDRY AROUND-- PATTING PUPPIES... AND DOING MAIL CALL-- GETTING THE FULL PICTURE...
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I AM RUNNING OUT OF QUESTIONS AND PHONE NUMBERS--- EVERYBODY SEEMS TO ENJOY  THE FIRESIDE  CHAT-  BUT I NEED MORE CARDBOARDS WITH QUESTIONS...  AND PHONE NUMBERS.
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NOW TO THE 6 SEEDS TO THE INCH PROJECT

1 comment:

  1. Great DD as usual and a very nice tribute to Fido and to Megan. It's so hard to know when to let go but it seems like she knew. Feel bad for her and for all of you who had the pleasure of knowing Fido in person. Love and hugs to you all.

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