This is reprinted from an article I wrote two years ago. Our beloved Sir, friend, former animal actor, all around great companion, had just passed away. I’m reflecting today on him, and on his impact on our lives.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A tribute to Sir, from Unchained
I wanted to let you know that our adopted dog, Sir, passed away while Beth and I were in Phoenix. He ingested some rocks, got bloat, and then passed away in Beth’s care after four long and arduish days.Because I was at the Bloodhound Unchained conference in Phoenix the whole time, Beth had to care for Sir, cry daily for him, and then ultimately watch him pass….all while I was away. It was, and continues to be, so very hard for her. And for me, being unable to do anything was absolute torture.
But, during my time at the conference, I was befriended by Greg Swann, Cathleen Collins, and Geno Petro, all wonderful people, and truly all I had to keep my sanity and spirit during one very hard week. Greg posted this in his Bloodhound Blog last week, and it means a lot to me. And just a little more.
So read, and see how splendid friendships develop from difficult situations.