I’d had a bummer Friday.
My weekend wasn’t much better.
But the email I feared showed up in my inbox this morning and ruined my Monday.
Lilac was gone.
I loved Lilac. I loved everything about her. Her grumpiness, her love of saving Timmy, her demands for beds and fans, her unwillingness to be carried by anyone female. She was my blog “heart dog”. If I could have hand picked a dog perfect in every way, it would have been Lilac.
And now she was gone.
I knew Mr. and Mrs. Taleteller gave Lilac all the love they could give her and more. They indulged her whims, they checked for Timmy when they knew there was no Timmy, and they accommodated her every need. As she approached her sixteenth birthday, I sent a note to Mrs. Taleteller asking that if for any reason, Lilac had to take her leave, could she please send me an email before she posted, as I was sure I could not control my emotions if I stumbled on the post.
What I neglected to consider was my emotions when I got the email.
So, with tears still streaming down my face, I wish Lilac Godspeed and thank her for the gift of her life with the Taletellers. I’m sure Bunny, Blueberry and Morgan are beside themselves right now, both grieving and trying to comfort the hooman’s. And the hooman’s are holding tight to the houndie’s.
We know that Lilac will be greeted by many houndie’s at the bridge, and that she’ll run free and without restriction.
But…what will we do?