3.12.2014 | 21:42
(Click on “i” in the image above to see the caption)
You adopted us instantly when we visited you the first time.
(You were just a cute little puppy then.)
The feeling was mutual.
You grew into an integral part of this family and attached to our lives,
bringing with you cheerful spirit, trust, love, warm and friendship.
Yet, you had to depart, so suddenly and so final…..
Sadness cannot even begin to describe the feeling of hollow your departure left behind.
When I close my eyes, I can still see your innocent expecting eyes asking me:
“Let’s play doggy flying in the air game now.”
“Let’s take a coffee/cookie break now.”
“Let’s sit on one of my garden benches with your arm around my neck.
I will keep you warm (and of course lick your face).”
“Let’s have supper now. I am hungry.”
but I was always busy, and keep you waiting patiently; too long.
You truly enjoyed your daily bone chewing treat in your bone garden,
and our routine of listening to the peaceful waterfall in the gazebo;
sipping my after supper daily “closure’ cup of coffee, and you your pond water,
before we headed out for a long walk following all the paths we made.
I would like to believe that
you were the happiest dog in the world,
certainly the most loved.
I wish I can fluff your fluffy ears and silky tummy fur,
and say “Doggy Dogdog” one last time.
Farewell, my friend.
I still have gardens to make,
and the illusion of you
roaming freely around me everywhere I work in this country garden will live on.
(In memory of you, the pond in our water garden will be renamed Lake Shaukou)