Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's been a long time...

I've been spending much less time on the computer of late. A bit of disillusionment with some folks in Cyberland, pressing family issues and just plain nothing worth saying are the culprits.
I come back to touch base with some old friends in Bloggerland, and I learn of friends' dog's ill and passing... The downside of sharing our lives with the dogs that come to mean so very much to us. We all must face it, but we're never ready for it when the time comes.
It's always been my opinion that God played a cruel trick on man by giving the dog a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, and the dog's Master, often much less worthy, In my case at least, a run of six to seven times that.
It just doesn't seem fair... People are disingenuous, but we can read a dog's heart and loyalty it it's eyes. Mankind can be vicious... Dogs not so. Folks can be untrustworthy, but I'd put my life in a dog's hands without question, and never give it a second thought..
If only we were deserving of the enormous love that dog's provide us...

My deepest sympathies go out to friends that have lost a much treasured dog, and those that are in the throes of doing so.

I always think I'll get used to this, but never do.

It always makes me sad... and I guess it always will..


  1. Couldn't agree with you more Bill, but then I think of all those people who have never owned,or been owned by, a dog and think of all the love that they have missed out on, and then I love my pack of mutts all the more.


    PS. Good to see your still kicking around :)

  2. Been wondering about you Bill.

    I'm with you 100%. Can't imagine a life without my dogs. BTW, the Yank got his intro to birds the other night and he LOVED it! I'm tickled pink and really looking forward to when we can play with the wild ones.

  3. It's good to see you posting again, Bill.

    If and when I get to the Daks this summer, I'll get in touch and we can catch up.

  4. Good to see you posting again and a fine post at that. I agree totally. Nothing takes the place of being loved by a dog. Our Gordon, "Happy" was so loving, sweet, and obedient, yet strong and certain in the field. Our lives will never be the same with him gone. It was 13 years of pure joy and I'm going to miss him forever. It really isn't fair that they only live 10 - 15 years and we have to continue our life without them. I don't think I'll ever get used to that either.

  5. Nice to hear from you again. I was more worried that something had happened to you. Nice to hear it was just a self imposed hiatis. I can imagine that posting on the blog can get old now and then so taking some time off is probably a good thing. Hang in there and don't let life wear you down.