Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just a name ...

The email said, he had died. 
I thought about him.
I think I've talked to him while in my yard.
He would walk his dog. 
He lived down the the big hill. 
The house with the cute dog.
My dog had dug out and they called us.
His wife seemed so kind. 
To have taken my dog in and called us.

It made me sad.
It made me think.

He had come home to die. 

I cried ...
For the loss,
for her,
for the family
For his dog ...

I don't even know them
Just a name 
But I knew that name

As I slept someone's spirit went away


Anonymous said...

That was so touching! Thanx for sharing!

Karen said...

Wow JC your story hit home with me. I saw a childhood friend's obit last night online. He was only 47 and passed away suddenly. I had trouble sleeping last night. Kept waking up with him, and his family on my mind!

JC said...

I know ... I'm sure I'd said hello to him. I think I remember doing that and knowing who he was. I'm sure he remembered my dog, Bella.

It's just .. sad. And, scary too.

I wish everyday for peace and hope and wellness for those I know.

To hear this, well ... it so made me sad .. to my soul.

Junior and Orion said...


We just saw the pictures of your new baby! She is a cutie!!!

Lyn said...

Sad, but touching.

Lucy the Cat said...

Beautiful picture...beautiful verses

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

wonderful words. A spirit thrives still...

Noll's Nip said...

Beautiful. It reminds me that, sometimes, just a simple "hello," a small, thoughtful gesture or a smile is enough to make someone's day.

ellen abbott said...

My neighbor across the street died this summer. He was my age. Known him for 20 years or more, but really didn't know anything about who he really was.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is sad. We know how hard it is to lose someone.

That is a pretty picture.

juanitatortilla said...

Very moving words.

Forever Foster said...

That was a very poignant message.

Laoch of Chicago said...

It is so depressing how people can be here today and gone tomorrow.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

That was sad yet so sweet and touching, our Momma has tears in her eyes for the family and the doggy ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is sad. I'm sure whereever he is now, he knows you are thinking of him.

critterlover said...

Sad, thoughtful. Blessings to him and his family.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals