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Time

August 25, 2021

Time is a gift and we always seem to want more of it. More time to spend with our families, friends, and the pets we love, and no amount of time ever seems to be enough. The sad truth is time often runs out before we know it. It did for our Foo Foo dog and sadly, we had to say goodbye to her. She was a brave little girl who lived with her health problems for twelve years, never complaining and facing adversity with courage and grace. But it finally became too much for her, and we had to let her go. To say there is a hole in the fabric of our family is an understatement. She was my clown dog, so funny in her crazy ways, always ready for a treat. She loved lettuce, go figure, and would come running when she heard me making salad. Pizza night was her favorite, when she got a few bites of crust. As she grew older, she was less fond of walks and would run and hide when I brought out her harness, but she always loved car rides and was the best behaved in the car, mostly napping the entire trip. She got along with other pets but would race to be the first to get the morsel that fell on the floor. At dinnertime, she twirled across the floor until we reached her dish. Her favorite activity was to watch me as I did anything, mostly in the kitchen. She never tired of that, because you never knew what opportunity might arise where she could get a treat. Do you think she loved her food? It really was a savored enjoyment in her life, but as a younger girl she loved to run through the backyard, while I sprayed the hose in a shower for her. A favorite memory is of her laying in the water as we walked along Traverse Bay on a particularly hot day. Who would think a Pomeranian would do that?

I am going to miss your funny little face, Foo Foo, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t shed all my tears yet for your passing. I know you ran across that Rainbow Bridge and found your brother Zeke, Pete, and Uncle Clyde where they were waiting for you and where you can now twirl to your little heart’s content or lay in the shade and watch the other world go by.