Saturday, 18 September 2010
Anticipating the inevitable
Boy, it's hard knowing one of your best friends is dying. And the thoughts that run through your head! Stupid things that should be embarrassing, but are probably very normal. Like the four-day trip I'm taking the end of the month. Go or not? I pretty well have to go, because it's to see my new grandson and my parents and my parents won't be around forever either. Like hoping that she dies before the ground freezes, because I want to bury her and don't know what I'd do with her body in the winter.
Having a pet die suddenly is a shock and horribly sad, like any death of part of your family. Watching a dog like Blackwatch Twice, proud and independent, carrying on like there's nothing wrong and still ruling the roost, when she's awake, is a lesson in dying. Don't baby her, let her keep her dignity, but make sure you don't forget when it's treat time. Sigh.....