Monday, October 14, 2013
...the passing of pets...life's reminder of how living things move us.
Today marks the passing of two family pets in three months...and serves as a reminder to me as to just what these lil guys mean to us. Their absence serves as a reminder to me as to just how powerful their simple presence is.
Rest in peace Joe Joe. The family pug...who lived a very long and good life passed today from health complications that were escalating.
I was reminded today of another moment in "petland" that I remember was mind-boggling to me. Some years ago I found myself in a place where I wasn't in a place where I could have a dog, or a cat or the "traditional" pet but was able to have a fish. Yes...a fish. And I was AMAZED at what the presence of another living thing in my personal space did for my peace-of-mind. I was totally blown away as to what a simple fish brought into my life. Not surprising that fish lived for a VERY long time...in fish years.
Let us not take for granted our little animal friends.
RIP...Joe Joe and 3 months ago...Lito. Illness is a sad thing...even when it strikes our pets.