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Monday, October 20, 2008

Scritchy Bitchy In Loan Hill Heaven

Originally uploaded by jazzthefunk
It sucks when your dog dies. You console yourself with the fact that they had a good life and lived to a good age but it still just sucks. Because, ultimately, you want them to live forever, like you want everything that you care about to live forever.

But they don't and and you deal with it and I can honestly, truly say that Rosie led a pretty perfect life. She was a total dreamboat that could charm the pants off most. When you know and love an animal, you find their ways so endearing that it breaks your heart you'll never know it again. Like the way she'd eat one hardnut at a time, the way she'd scritch and scratch at the door, incessantly, until you let her in, her obsessive-compulsive need to round up and herd other animals, her happy, excited tail-wagging when she saw a lead coming out, ah, the list goes on and on.

It's funny how the one weekend that I stayed in happened to be the last weekend I'd spend with Rosie. I woke up yesterday morning and she was lying curled up at the bottom of my bed. She lay curled up on mum's knee last night. She slept with Bert last night. She had her innings. But she'll be missed.


Musings of Mel said...

RIP Bitchy,

Man, I will miss Rosie dog and her wee grey whiskers and crimped tail hair.

I'm sure shes in scunging devil dog heaven where she can roam fields with Danny to her hearts desire.

See you soon love - a big kiss in the meantime.


Anonymous said...

harsh, i luved Rosie she woz so decenT, im sorry for youz all. xxx jtf. poor paddie boy

Anonymous said...

Nothing hurts so much as losing your dog, people who don't know the love of a faithful dog cannot fathom the grief it causes when they die. Just be happy you had such a good friend for a while, and be happy that they had a good life full of love from you and for you.
Your anonymous friend

hootchinhannah said...

Thanks dudes. Mels, we're gonna miss that girl. jtf - Paddy's getting loads of extra hugs and cuddles, so's Bonnie Dog.

Anonymous, your right, I was lucky to have had Rosie as a friend for so long. There really is no love like a dog's love.