These are just a few things I've written. In this emotionally chaotic time, it helps to organize my thoughts. Thank you for sharing this life with me.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Our beloved dog, Rudy, made her earthly departure this week. It was time, we have been expecting it for a while now, but we are still sad because we'll miss her. Sam got Rudy about 14 years ago, when he was in college. She was such a good girl. The week that Beau died, Rudy had a small stroke (we think) and was walking sideways for a while, falling down, and not eating. We thought it would be her "time" back in March when death seemed to overwhelm us with its presence. But then shortly thereafter, she bounced back in a huge way. Rudy was able to enjoy the summer with us, enjoy the new house, her new yard, and her patch of sunshine on the floor. She went for walks in her new neighborhood, and visited a lovely new park. But, this past week, she decided it was time to go chase the squirrels in the sky. We love Rudy dearly, and are grateful for what seemed like "extra" time with her over this painful summer. We needed her. Rest in peace, Rudy, you're a good girl.