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Old 09-22-2018, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Power of the Dog, by Rudyard Kipling


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I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

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In memory of Olive and Jackpot, and all the other faithful furkids who have gone before.
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You are so much more than the worst thing you've ever done. Fr. Greg Boyle

A little voice deep inside me said, "Hello, I am here." It was a small voice, & sounded as if it were buried underneath the cushions of my couch. It was my soul...I had forgotten it.

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The other thing that comforts me is the piece by Irving Townsend.
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Irving Townsend
American record producer
(1920-1981)

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan."

"Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another."
I'd never seen the cat thing until just now. I like measuring in cats or dogs, the length of our lives. That makes me really old as I've had a lot of cats.

And Soberwolf's signature is good too: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell. That consoles me to know I'll have Jack in my heart always. He will always be close to me.
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Thinking of my triumvirate today. Nikko, Jack, and Riley. And despite the pain of loss, I would gladly give my heart to a dog to tear. The love we get from them, and give to them, makes up for the pain at the end.

Here's Nikko, Jack, and Riley.

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Right after Jackpot left us, I stated thinking - "I can't put myself through this again". But I know I will!
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