SAUDADE - A longing for something you already have......

Pronounced "sow-dahd-jee" this word is hard to define.

It's being in a moment so wonderful that all you can do is

mourn it's passing, even as it is happening.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rex the SuperDog 7/15/2006 – 9/26/2012

We lost a good one today.  What we all thought was a herniated disc in Rex’s back, turned out to be bone cancer, attacking his spine.  He was courageous all the way to the end.  He made his way up the stairs last night to sleep outside Samantha’s bedroom.  Just like always.  A sentry on duty.  I’m feeling very lost and lonely but I want to share a few of his last pictures.

A Vision’

I saw a glimmering vision
It took my breath away,
'Twas the silhouette of a shepherd
More regal than words can say.

The beams of light they danced
On a coat of endless black,
A vision of perfection
Atop an iron back.

He stood there like a statue
For all the world to see,
What a vision of perfection
The German shepherd can be.

The look of a noble prince
Lord of all he surveys,
Confident in himself
Eyes fixed in aristocratic gaze.

Never shall I forget
The vision I saw that day,
Of the mighty shepherd
Who took my breath away.

~ Carol Kufner



Thursday, September 6, 2012

At the Doctor's Office

I've been spending WAY to much time at the veterinarian's office lately.  Between Rex's back injury, therapy, etc, and then Jamie came up with a spot on his skin that needed to be attended to.

While we were waiting for the doctor, I took some pictures.

Jamie gets tired waiting, so of course, he took the only chair in the exam room.

Then he amused himself by checking his vision with the eye chart!

Hopefully we will not be seeing much of the vet soon.  Rex is improving on his course of crate rest and leash walking.  Jamie skin spot/infection looks better already today.