Secret Pop

Aug 22, 2006

Delirium of Grief

I have been crying for hours. Up all night working, and I'd only had an hour and a half or so of sleep when my mom called. I have been struggling for a couple of weeks now with immense sadness over the possibility that my little sister's dog would have to be put down. And today, Beulah took her to the vet and held her as she was put to sleep. And we have been crying and crying and crying. And the only thing I can think to do is to commemorate the wonderfulness of that dog. She was such a part of our family. She's the reason I got a min pin myself. She was graceful and dignified and smart and funny. And I used to catch my dad complimenting her when he didn't know we were listening. "Tasha, you are remarkable. Do you know that?" he would say. "You are a remarkable creature." And she was.

This is how I will remember her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Mary, I know how painful it is. When my Mom's dog Zoe died it was just horrible and I think Zoe's death wass what made my mom stop eating meat. You meet a doggie like Tasha or Zoe and realize that animals have souls. Of course I still eat meat, but since I cross my fingers behind my back while I do it, it's not wrong. Little known fact.