|From:||Janet von P.|
|Sent on:||Monday, November 12, 2012 6:33 PM|
I hope no one takes this as any kind of reprimand. If anyone deserves such, it is I. Janet asked a perfectly legitimate questions, and I should have had the wits to take it off the public forum. I goofed!
Miro was one loss, and a tragic one. I ask that at this we take this loss into private support, off the list.
Miro’s was one loss among many. No one, certainly not Janet, means to ignore other grief. But they exist.
I so appreciate that we are a group who support each other in times of need. A reminder that many among our group lost beloved IGs last year and their loss and grief, while not public, is profound. Please recall that Calvin is still missing. He grieving Dads are quiet in their distress—but they, I, and a dedicated group of others still regularly check shelters on a regular basis and make sure there are still posters up in case Calvin returns from what we all hope was an exciting sea voyage.
Several of our dedicated foster homes lost the beloved dogs in our care. They took these dogs into their homes and hearts knowing this was hospice care. Several of our members, who spent needed funds for every possible treatment, lost IGs. Others lost their IGs due aging, natural causes, and—regrettably—unfortunate circumstance. I lost a wonderful foster myself due to a freak illness that simply happened. All of us grieve in private, with the support of those who know and care for us.
We all do our best to move on. As The Bard has played large in HRH’s recent attempt to educate me in IG literature, I will refer to him once more—but in the “silly, inaccurate” (according to HRH) version rather than the IG version—which sometimes seems to the human ear to lack meter.
Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form:
Then have I reason to be fond of grief.
Amen to that. And thank you all for being a united, supportive group.
Alice and The Pack
Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Alice Espey ([address removed]) from IGGY Ambassadors-Emerald City (Italian Greyhounds of the NW).
To learn more about Alice Espey, visit his/her member profile
Set my mailing list to email me As they are sent | In one daily email | Don't send me mailing list messages
Meetup, PO Box 4668 #37895 New York, New York[masked] | [address removed]