Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Puppy Dog Tails

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
-George Elliot

I've been going on a number of movie dates with the YW. We saw Bride Wars and it made me miss my girlfriends. Then yesterday we saw Marley and Me. My lovely date told me that she didn't think I would be able to handle it, because they all know I'm a puppy lover. Well, she was 100 percent correct. I cried like a baby and I can't stop thinking about it.

When I was young I had a cat named Alice. She was an outdoor cat (because I'm seriously allergic to kitties) but I loved her. She was a beautiful grey cat like this one in the adorable teacup.
When I was 8'ish my Uncle Rod brought Remington "Rags" to live with us. He was the most amazing golden retriever and I loved him so. He was always there for me. I remember crying and crying over who knows what (in high school) and Rags would sit with me and put his head on my knee. His story was a lot like Marley's. He ran away one Christmas Eve night. A veterinarian found him and cared for him. She put posters up and Rags came home but wasn't the same. When I went to work in Alaska my Dad had to put Rags to sleep and I didn't get to say goodbye to him.

This movie made me super sad because the thought of ever loosing my Baby Bono makes me, well, really unhappy. I love this little man more than anything. You all know that. He knows me like no one else and being away from him for these past few years have been so hard for me.
Bono, I miss you.
I love you so much.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I feel like I can understand your feelings about animals. I loved reading about your cats. So sweet. I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to see "Marley and Me."