Monday, January 30, 2012

A tale of loss and dogs and bananas......

Some of you know that about 3 years ago I started helping my sister out with one of her private duty nursing jobs.  It was 2 nights a week and was going to last "a few months or so".   Since I already had a full time job I was okay with the short term job of being out two nights a week for double duty.  Plus, the patient was my grammer school busdriver!  I mean really grammer school wasn't just yesterday for me or anything.  So both C and I took some hours.  The days passed by and a few months became several years!  The three of us became fast friends and then yesterday he died.  Everyone should be so blessed to have a great friendship that spans several generations.  Someone who just by you stopping by can make a smile appear or a smart remark..."oh gosh, you two again?".  But our strongest bond came from our love for dogs.  E had had many over his long life, his last a banana loving Golden, named Rusty, C who finally got her puppy during that time-frame and me...who over 3 years just kept adding more Pugs to my family.  E NEVER questioned that...NEVER.  He after all was the guy who fed his dog a banana every day at 2 p.m.  He's the same guy who one day didn't have a banana and tried cookies, crackers, dog treats...everything....and then drove to the store and bought that darn dog a banana.....

We'll miss you E, give Rusty a banana for us......

11 comments:

Sabrina PugTails said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. He sounds like he was quite the character. I'm sure you and your sister helped make his last years more enjoyable.
Licks,
Sabrina

Payton said...

Sorry to hear of this loss, but what a great story at the same time.
Love,
Payton

Noodles said...

What a sweet way to remember a friend.
Love Noodles

dw said...

I saw your Facebook post but didn't know who you were talking about. I'm sorry about your friend. It sounds as if he was a special person and a special friend. Of course that can be said about you, too. A banana for Rusty, indeed!

Opaka said...

Friends are always good to have and remember. I'm sorry for you loss.

A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

We are sorry for the loss of your friend! Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

Southern Fried Pugs said...

So sorry you lost your friend. You and your sister were blessed to know a true dog person. They are few and far between.

Bunk said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, E. I can tell he was a good man. Any human who religiously feeds their dog bananas must be a great human being, no questions asked. It is my MOST FAVORITE thing in the world!!!!

Payton said...

I gave you an award today!
Love,
Payton

RebTee said...

Wow, what a great person he was. You know he's being covered in banana-flavoured kisses at the Rainbow Bridge, right?

Lots of love to you,

Lola Pug

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

I'm sorry you lost your friend. Only another dog lover can truly understand our madness about our pets.

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