One of my friends (John, who pulls together the music jams I sing with sometimes) just lost a pup to cancer. It’s strange to me because I’ve never “attached” myself to dogs before. I couldn’t have one, so there was no point in wanting one and so I just mentally distanced myself from the whole species. Now that I’ve got India, I’ve found my whole puppy universe has blossomed and I pretty much love all dogs. There are dogs that are more “my type”, for sure, but I’ll be darned if I won’t sit around and watch dog shows these days.
So the news about Minor hit me hard. He’d always been John’s-dog-who-made-me-sneeze, but somehow in the last year I’ve grown to appreciate what an amazing bond he and John had and what a generous spirit Minor had (allowed all these *strangers* to come in his house every month and make a ruckus!). His passing was not unexpected, but I don’t think it makes it any easier.
My heart goes out to John, who has lost two dear pup friends in the space of a few short months.
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Awww, I’m sorry to hear about John’s pup dying :(. That’s so sad!
On a brighter note, I’ve totally forgotten you have little India! What a gorgeous, adorable little Pom! I have to say, I never really liked dogs much until I got Kyzmo (my Pom). I’ve learned to appreciate the species, even though I’ve always been a cat person at heart.
I lost a dog to cancer a couple of years ago and I still get weepy when I hear about it happening to someone else.
I can totally believe that — I was completely bawling last night as I wrote to John to tell him how sorry I was.
(BTW, you know a friend of mine — honestly I should say you know *yet another* friend of mine, but you get my point! ;-)
i’m sorry to hear this sad news. having seen john and the dog enjoying such comfort in each other’s company, i’m sure it wil be quite sad for him.
Yeah — I am sure glad he’s got TJ!