Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Peanut

My son's dog Peanut died yesterday. It was traumatic experience for all of us, but especially for J. He loved that dog as much as any kid could ever love a pet. Death and loss of this kind is particularly difficult to comprehend when you are so young--but the hurt is very real, that's for certain. It was real for all of us. We really enjoyed Peanut's company in the far too short of time that she was with us. But more than anyone, Peanut was J's pal. He would walk through the door and she would greet him excitedly, and he would exclaim, "Peanut, you're so happy to see me!" I know it made his day to come home and find her genuinely excited and happy to see him--and you knew that the feeling was mutual as well. They were always looking out for each other. In his grief yesterday, J borrowed a line from Star Wars I. He said, "she was a great pal..."

Well, we all loved her, we miss her and she will long be fondly remembered.

2 comments:

AD said...

Sorry for the loss J. You're great and have wonderful support. Keep on keepin' on. You'll do well.

AD

even_my_mother_hates_me said...

"I never had a closer friend than you
I never had such good times as the ones we used to have together
You're the one I told my problems to
Throughout the years remained true blue
No I never had a closer friend than you

But all good things must end
No use trying to pretend it isn't so
When it's time you gotta go
But I never had a better friend than you

I know it sounds a trifle odd
To those who've never had a dog
But I never had a closer friend than you

But all good things must end
No use crying for the dead and that's a fact
All my tears won't bring you back
But I never had a better friend than you
No I'll never have a better friend than you." --"All Good Things" Klaatu