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Memories of Dickens and the Moon!

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I can’t help snooping!

Rudy Here.  I know I am not supposed to be a snoop, but I found the old one’s diary (paper-can you imagine).  This was an entry about my cousin Dickens.  He is long deceased.  I hear them talking about him a lot.  As I look at him I wonder, “what kind of dog is he”.   Handwritten diaries were the thing back then.  Too bad they didn’t have a blogs to share important thoughts and stories.

To my Dog pals: do you have any stories about Dogs that are long gone?  We should all think about our cousins and families.



        Seeing the moon in a new light, June 1972
 
There was no doubt about me being tired. I had worked
hard all week and was looking forward to spending a
quiet weekend up at the lake.

After I had unloaded the car, fixed a light snack, I
was ready for a good night of sleep. In no time I was
Fast asleep, when I became aware that a tiny paw was
scratching at my bedside.

I was more than irritated with this little creature that
had interrupted my sleep and was indicating a strong
desire to go outside.

OK, have it your way I said as we stumbled down the path
and walked out on the pier over the water. He stopped
at and sat down and looked up at me as if to say I have
something important to share with you. I looked at him
in disbelief, and thought to myself you must be crazy to
be out here in the dark, this late at night, having a talk
with a little dog.

He turned from me and in a silent pose, started to
stare up at a big golden orb in the night sky. I looked
up and was overcome with the beauty of the sight. That
night as we lingered in mutual admiration with a shared
experience I saw what I had been too busy to look at
before.

Even now, years later, I can not look at a full moon
and not remember that little dog and the lesson
he taught me that night.

Comments

3 Responses to “Memories of Dickens and the Moon!”
  1. Aileen O'Donoghue says:

    Hi Greg,

    I just read you Mother in-law’s story. Oh it’s so beautiful, you are right she is a great writer, I just made matthew come up stairs so I could read it tom him also. I loved the line ” as we lingered in mutual admiration with a shared experience” What a great story, dogs sure are clever. Have a wonder Christmas with louisa and Rudy, and best wishes for a great new year, the photo’s of Rudy are very cute also. Bye Aileen.

  2. Peppermint Patti says:

    Wow that is so amazing. We learn so much from our animals. thank you for sharing.

  3. Mark says:

    He was like a wolf — howling at the moon

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