Sunday, October 16, 2011
OUR WONDERFUL PETS
WHEN OUR BELOVED PETS GO TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
The deaths of of Yancey, Alaskan Malamute, Maestro, Golden Retriever and Ibert, Golden Retriever--my beloved pets during the past thirty years--have always spurred me to make changes in my life.
I believe that the only existential problem with pets is when they leave us. One thing I have realized is that with pure-bred animals come certain penchants for various ailments. The advent of these problems seem so far away when we acquire animals, but they do eventually come to the fore. There is certainly no "good" time for an animal to pass. Whenever one does, it seems to exacerbate the poignancy of whatever else is going on in our lives. Bless all animals--they love us.