Dawg Dayz


Dogs and pets in general are a large part of my culture. This piece is meant as a way to explore and reveal dogs place in our world, starting with one's personal stories.

The initial piece contains only my stories. The next step being finishing the database to enable everyone to add their own ideas, stories and images.

"Folk will know how large your soul is, by the way you treat a dog."
Charles F. Doran

A quote in the book "Bones Would Rain from the Sky" by Suzanne Clothier

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Rudy was my canine companion for the last 7 years.
Today 3/9/05 he passed away to cancer.

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Rudy's eulogy


It is with great sadness that the sweetest dog, Rudy, has passed from this world today after a bout with cancer. He was only 7 years old. I wish I had more time. I guess I will always feel I want more time, even if he lived to be twice his age. Dogs and certainly Rudy, remind me that we only have now and to be in this moment is what living is about. I miss him.

Really our dogs are our friends to me. It is like that. I have had lots of dogs, pets and people die, it never is any easier and we al know we are going to end up the same. To me it is the cost of living and loving. If you can't feel the pleasure of dog love, you won't feel the sadness when it's gone. I think I would rather cry a river of tears than to miss one happy dog moment. I thought after Buddy passed would we ever find such a sweet dog, then Rudy came into our lives as the sweetest dog. I hope we can find another when the time comes.

So friends, give someone / some dog / some cat a scratch, hug and a smile, and remember the sweetest dog Rudy.