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Monday, November 11, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 695 - Don't Feel Much Like Writing

It was not a good weekend.

Sylvia, the Pit Bull who is 'face of the blog', and Chris, the yellow Lab who was the 'adult in the room' among the service dogs, died within twenty hours of one another.

They were both quite old, but still...that's 2/3 of the canine care team gone, and those two were the ones who did canine CPR to save my life.

I'll give them a writeup later this week, but for now I feel kind of empty, and do not know what to say.

I have trouble speaking now, but with these guys, I didn't have to. They understood on a level deeper than any words.

I've learned on growing older
that the good things never last,
and don't look o'er the shoulder
to try to catch the past.
If it's good it lives within you
'till the day on which we rise
to the place where reams are true
and we meet Him in the skies.
Until then live with quiet grace
for the sake of those you've lost,
and don't forget each treasured face
no matter what the cost.
On the tide of time we travel hence,
but not without remembrance.

Music from Paul Anka, with Times Of Your Life.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.

Marley, the canine waif from Afghanistan, whom WE helped save, has a Facebook page! Please drop by to see how happy he is today.

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  1. Oh, I'm so very sorry, Andrew. What huge losses in your life. Immense.

    Praying for peace and happy memories as you and Barb grieve ...

    1. Linda, thank you so much for your kind synpathy, and especially for your prayers.

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  2. Oh (((((Andrew)))))

    It seems that your ties to this Earthly life are being dissolved. We are not ready to let you go, but when you are ready, you'll know it's time. Meanwhile, your words continue to inspire and comfort us. Thank you for sharing that gift with us.

    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      I think tht you are right. The process is hard.

      Thank you so much for this.

  3. Andrew,you and your wife have sure had to deal with a lot of sad things lately. Of course I'm praying for both of you, as always.

    1. Jan, yeah...it's been rough. Barb said that she's deathed out.

      We so appreciate your prayers!

  4. Oh, Andrew! I am so sorry! What a heartbreaking thing for you to lose two of your very special dogs. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    1. Rachel, thank you. The thoughts are appreciated, and the prayers, needed.

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