Yesterday my friend Susan (Shields) Long said goodbye to her sweet red boy Kearney (DC Bluefox’s Kearney). She took him to the bridge because he was in so much pain from an aggressive brain tumor. It was about a month from the time she realized he was not well until yesterday. Kear would have been three years old on Sunday. Although there are so many unanswered questions, this is not a time to ask, but rather it is time to turn to the dogs still with us and to let them know how much we appreciate them and the joy they share with us. Dogs’ life spans are too short so when a dog, like Kearney, must go so early, it is terribly painful. I will always remember Kearney moving his stock in his workmanlike manner, completely tuned to Susan’s requests. I must believe (to stem the tears) that there are sheep and ducks over the Rainbow Bridge, and that Kearney already has them in good order.
That’ll do, Kearney. Good dog!