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Life is only what you wonder.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Life Ain't Easy

It's been a while, hasn't it?
Wish I could say I have alot of positive things to say, but life has'nt been easy lately.

Before I begin my tales of woe I just want to state for the record that I'm not looking for pity, sympathy, or any other kind of response from this post.
This is not a cry for help, I'm just telling it like it is.

I guess the easiest thing to do is to make a list of it.

  • G.'s car got into two accidents, both of them hit-and-run's and neither of them his fault.
  • Then, a while later, the car catches on fire (!!) and needs extensive repairs.
  • Then, while taking Rico for a walk around my block a Pit Bull escapes from his yard and starts attacking Rico. When I pick Rico up to protect him, the Pit starts attacking me to get to him. We're a little banged up, (I went to the hospital to get patched up, Rico went to the vet) but it seems like Rico and I are going to be OK.
  • A week later Rico gets very ill, with vomiting and bloody diarrhea (sp?).
    We rush him to the vet and after ruling out an obstruction in his bowels, accidental poisoning and Parvo, they diagnose him with canine HGE and reccomend that we keep him there for treatment.
    When I call the next morning they tell me that Rico died overnight.
And if you think I wasn't devastated, then you don't realize how much I loved and adored my Rico.
I cried for three days.
It's just so unfair! He wasn't quite two years old, he should have lived for a long, long time!
I rescued him from the Jaws of Death (literally - that pitt bull had his jaws around Rico's throat and would have killed him had I not stepped in) only for him to be takebn from me a little over a week later.

I'm through crying now. I'm still sad, but I'm glad I had the time that I did with him.

Of course, there's more that went on than what I just wrote, but that will do for now.
And on a lighter note G. and I celebrated 7 years married on October 1st - a major milestone.
So, snaps for us.

Gone Too Soon

To say Rico was "just a dog" denies his true nature.
He was my son, and my buddy, and the best friend I ever had.
He was my comforter, my playmate, and my loyal sidekick.
He was the Tonto to my Lone Ranger, the Robin to my Batman.
He was love and affection wrapped in a furry body, cold nose and a waggily tail.
Always happy to see me, always ready to defend me, always by my side no matter what.

Goodbye, Rico. My precious Boobah.
I wll miss you forever.