“I Died Today”
I should be getting settled in to my new RV Park and site. I should be making breakfast. I should be resizing all my Okefenokee Swamp pictures. I should be looking for a place in this small town to get a hair cut.
But I’m not. Susan Akers-Nabil, a Facebook friend posted some of this. I dug a little deeper. It ripped out my heart and I didn’t want to be alone. Get two boxes of tissues and scroll through the pictures.
You’ll be sorry you did.
I Died Today, by Duke.
And I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.
And I laughed.
And I thought about how much I’m going to miss it here.
We told jokes.
We were serious.
My friends from next door came to see me. They’re twins. When someone offered them one of my hamburgers, one said, “No thank you. I don’t want to take any from Dukey.”
Kristen came to see me. She’s a hoot. She’s my groomer. And my buddy.
While we were waiting for the vet to come Kristen said we were going for a walk.
Then someone said, “How about a play in the water at the splash park down the street?”
“You know I’m going to miss you, right?”
“And you too, right?”
“I need you to help me watch over my family.”
“Did you hear me? This is all I want!
We got wet today.
We smiled today.
We felt grateful today.
We broke the rules today.
I listened to the kids play off in the distance. And thought about my two babies at home. I loved protecting them.
I relaxed today.
I felt no pain. Even though the tumor had grown so big.
I felt the love today.
I said goodbye to my beautiful friend Kira. She “saw” me standing over everybody before the doctor said it was time. I was excited & jumping & happy.
Well, I didn’t say goodbye. I said ’til we meet again.
I’ll never stop loving you.