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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This Almost Brought Tears To My Eyes ...

Just a bit of backup info first so that you understand ...

Many years ago (16 really), my boss at the time, got a puppy (a YorkiePoo)for his family. My boys were young and whenever he would go away, he would ask them to watch the puppy for them and make a few extra bucks. They did ...

The boys grew up, left home, married and well ... the dog still came to my house when they went away. Up until this past fall/winter ...


This evening when I picked up the mail, I had received the following note ...

Dear "BS",
With sadness, we wanted to let you know that our beloved DJ has passed away. But we know he led a long, happy life of 16 1/2 years. We were so glad and honored and thankful that you were a part of his life. Whenever we told him he was "going to "BS's" house", his ears perked up and his tail wagged. He loved coming to stay with you and playing with the children in your neighborhood. We just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the times you cared for DJ when we were away. Your home was truely his "home away from home".

Love,
"T, M, S, J" & DJ

I was touched.

I knew the last few times that DJ came to visit, that there wouldn't be that many more. He had gotten old and just wasn't the same chipper pup that he used to be. He used to be black and he had turned grey and moved very slow. But, he was still happy to see me when he would finally wake up from his resting all day.

I am saddened that this little dog has passed, but ever so grateful that this grieving family took the time to let me know. I know it had to be very hard for "T" to write this note.

Rest in Peace DJ

I know that this doesn't compare to the pain and sadness my younger sister, SJ is enduring right now ... but death is hard for anyone touched by it.

Keep SJ in your prayers - I wish I could be there to give her hugs and help her through her pain. Friends are hard to lose.

Rest in Peace Kenny

5 comments:

SJ said...

Man, you made me cry all over again!

Yesterday I was in shock. Today I was just plain sad. And I don't even want to think about tomorrow as I will be attending his funeral to pay my respects and say my final good-bye. It will be an emotional day to say the least.

Thanks for the thoughts. I appreciate it, and I'm sorry to hear about DJ. That poor little pup - RIP.

CPA Mom said...

I've been talking with SJ, I don't think I'm helping much though. It's a pain that will just have to ease with time. I still cry and always will for Jane. Jane and her husband Andy provided the "home away from home" for our dog just like you. I know well the love dogs provide too. Sorry for you loss!

Karmyn R said...

sniff sniff - what a touching note to have received!

frannie said...

so sad- that is so sweet that DJ's family sent you a note. I know that he will be missed.

Beccy said...

How sad, I remember our dog dying at 14 years when I was 22, she was so much a part of our family.