Dog's Death ..."Good Dog! Good Dog!"



  • She must have been kicked unseen or brushed by a car.
    Too young to know much, she was beginning to learn
    To use the newspapers spread on the kitchen floor
    And to win, wetting there, the words, "Good dog! Good dog!"

    We thought her shy malaise was a shot reaction.
    The autopsy disclosed a rupture in her liver.
    As we teased her with play, blood was filling her skin
    And her heart was learning to lie down forever.

    Monday morning, as the children were noisily fed
    And sent to school, she crawled beneath the youngest's bed.
    We found her twisted and limp but still alive.
    In the car to the vet's, on my lap, she tried

    To bite my hand and died. I stroked her warm fur
    And my wife called in a voice imperious with tears.
    Though surrounded by love that would have upheld her,
    Nevertheless she sank and, stiffening, disappeared.

    Back home, we found that in the night her frame,
    Drawing near to dissolution, had endured the shame
    Of diarrhoea and had dragged across the floor
    To a newspaper carelessly left there.
    Good dog.


    😭 😭 This really hit me home...John Updike you're one magnificent bastard.

    @WtfJudith ...I dedicate this classic Poem to you.


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    @stranger_danger said in Dog's Death ..."Good Dog! Good Dog!":

    @wtfjudith I.. I... I...I have no words to say ...

    I nearly dropped from my seat when I saw your pfp ..
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    Kill it ,kill it... with fire !!! 😂

    DO YPI HAVE A PROBLEM WITH COW PEOLPLE, HUH???


    You are right tho ..there is few thing sadder than the finite lifespan of the ones we love.

    I easily get attached ...I dont think i can handle the heartbreak .

    Honestly same.. I have no fucking clue what I’m gonna do when my dog will go..

    Okay ,A little background story :

    When I was a kid about 6-7 I was close with A neighboring dog

    ...I gave her food
    played with her

    Heh

    ...Rubbed her belly
    sat hugging her
    ....it was going great.

    & one day ,she died ..i was at school when it happened & then she was taken away .
    It was sudden,she was energetic the day before.

    I didnot even get to see her.
    I didnt even cry... i was so numb .

    I didnot understand why she was not there ...nor what others meant by I'll never see her again .

    The pain set in later ,for a long time everyday i went out i would autometically look around to find her...there was no-one waiting for me.

    My friend had left me.

    Oh shit that’s sad..

    That was the end of my dream of getting a pet one day.

    Yeah sure they don’t last long.. but when they’re there with you it’s the best feeling in the world

    Nope I'm not getting that much attached to anything again ...Once was enough ...the heartache was astounding.

    I'll probably get an aquarium ...a collection of fishes so that they are all a blur to me & i dont know them individually.

    My first three fish died after three days under my care.. I cried like a little bitch for hours
    Then when the other 7 died I was depressed af after each of their deaths

    It's weird ..but I guess I simply love & get attached too much. smh

    It's fine when i play & help others pets ..but i'm sleepless if i think about getting one of my own.

    Strangely I dont feel like that for most people.

    Same tbh

    I dont really care when most of them enter & leave my life..but animals have a way of breaking & entering & staying in my heart. ☺


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    @stranger_danger it's beautiful.. but Howe dare you remind me of the fickle lifespan of dogs 😭 probably the most tragic thing of our modern days..



  • @wtfjudith I.. I... I...I have no words to say ...

    I nearly dropped from my seat when I saw your pfp ..
    alt text

    Kill it ,kill it... with fire !!! 😂


    You are right tho ..there is few thing sadder than the finite lifespan of the ones we love.

    I easily get attached ...I dont think i can handle the heartbreak .

    Okay ,A little background story :

    When I was a kid about 6-7 I was close with A neighboring dog

    ...I gave her food
    played with her
    ...Rubbed her belly
    sat hugging her
    ....it was going great.

    & one day ,she died ..i was at school when it happened & then she was taken away .
    It was sudden,she was energetic the day before.

    I didnot even get to see her.
    I didnt even cry... i was so numb .

    I didnot understand why she was not there ...nor what others meant by I'll never see her again .

    The pain set in later ,for a long time everyday i went out i would autometically look around to find her...there was no-one waiting for me.

    My friend had left me.

    That was the end of my dream of getting a pet one day.

    Nope I'm not getting that much attached to anything again ...Once was enough ...the heartache was astounding.

    I'll probably get an aquarium ...a collection of fishes so that they are all a blur to me & i dont know them individually.

    It's weird ..but I guess I simply love & get attached too much. smh

    It's fine when i play & help others pets ..but i'm sleepless if i think about getting one of my own.

    Strangely I dont feel like that for most people.

    I dont really care when most of them enter & leave my life..but animals have a way of breaking & entering & staying in my heart. ☺



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