May 31

More sad

One of my friends (John, who pulls together the music jams I sing with sometimes) just lost a pup to cancer.  It’s strange to me because I’ve never “attached” myself to dogs before.  I couldn’t have one, so there was no point in wanting one and so I just mentally distanced myself from the whole species.  Now that I’ve got India, I’ve found my whole puppy universe has blossomed and I pretty much love all dogs.  There are dogs that are more “my type”, for sure, but I’ll be darned if I won’t sit around and watch dog shows these days.

So the news about Minor hit me hard.  He’d always been John’s-dog-who-made-me-sneeze, but somehow in the last year I’ve grown to appreciate what an amazing bond he and John had and what a generous spirit Minor had (allowed all these *strangers* to come in his house every month and make a ruckus!).  His passing was not unexpected, but I don’t think it makes it any easier.

My heart goes out to John, who has lost two dear pup friends in the space of a few short months.

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  1. psycho_peanut

    Awww, I’m sorry to hear about John’s pup dying :(. That’s so sad!
    On a brighter note, I’ve totally forgotten you have little India! What a gorgeous, adorable little Pom! I have to say, I never really liked dogs much until I got Kyzmo (my Pom). I’ve learned to appreciate the species, even though I’ve always been a cat person at heart.

  2. sarah_ovenall

    I lost a dog to cancer a couple of years ago and I still get weepy when I hear about it happening to someone else.


    1. gina

      I can totally believe that — I was completely bawling last night as I wrote to John to tell him how sorry I was.

      (BTW, you know a friend of mine — honestly I should say you know *yet another* friend of mine, but you get my point! ;-)

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  4. curvyart

    i’m sorry to hear this sad news. having seen john and the dog enjoying such comfort in each other’s company, i’m sure it wil be quite sad for him.

    1. gina

      Yeah — I am sure glad he’s got TJ!

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