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Friday, November 05, 2010

To Everything There Is a Season

For over 12 years, my nearly constant companion:

Good-bye, old friend.


  1. The only thing worse than losing a dog to death is not having one. Sorry to hear of your loss.

  2. Anonymous12:53 AM

    I have a 16 year old dog that can go any day. I know how you feel.

  3. Through the clearing at the end of the path lies the Rainbow Bridge.

    My thoughts and sympathies Captain.

  4. Deepest sympathies - I truly believe our pets, and dogs especially, make us better human beings...
    w/r, SJS

  5. I'm sorry for your loss E1...


  6. Dear E1,
    As a owner of three cats (one of them 16 years old) I will be have a similar experience in the future.

    Any pet that lives so many years with us becomes just more than an animal.

    Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  7. Thanks to all of you for your kind words.

  8. The Rainbow Bridge

    inspired by a Norse legend

    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

    Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

    Where the friends of man and woman do run,

    When their time on earth is over and done.

    For here, between this world and the next,

    Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

    On this golden land, they wait and they play,

    Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

    No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

    For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

    Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

    Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

    They romp through the grass, without even a care,

    Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

    All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

    Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

    For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

    Together again, both person and pet.

    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

    The time of their parting is over at last.

    The sadness they felt while they were apart,

    Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

    They embrace with a love that will last forever,

    And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
    © 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.

  9. Anonymous5:42 PM

    I'm saddened to read of your loss. I was reminded of a friend who when her cat Sox passed gave me a card commemorating him. "The power of Sox: Be courageous, Share your energy, Be a loyal friend, Be honest, Be consistent, Show integrity, Have presence, Live life with a twinkle in your eye."

    Fair winds and following seas.

  10. Damn. Sorry to hear, man.

  11. So sorry to hear of your loss. Beautiful dog.