Some friends of ours just lost their dog. I think back to what it was like when our dogs died when I was young, and feel the pain again.
Goodbye, Chai. You were most definitely a Good Dog, and I’m sorry you never got to meet our dog Strider. He’s getting older, and I don’t look forward to the day he dies, hopefully a long, long time from now. Goodbye again to Gigi, Terry and Sniffer, my old companions.
Recommended reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. I read this almost by accident, as I ordered it on my Kindle when I’d intended only to read a sample…and then couldn’t put it down. Sad and joyous, all at once.