Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tribute to Keji



"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." - Irving Townsend, from The Once Again Prince.

Several months have come and gone and time has healed some of the pain of your passing. Now, with the new year, it is time for me to pay tribute to your life. Though there were many others before you, those that live with dogs in their life know that some are more memorable than others and take that special place in your heart. You were my "Heart Dog". The gifts that you brought to my life were many. You renewed my love of dog training and taught me about the sports of agility, rally, and tracking. Though we had many challenges together you were always willing to try to please and I never wanted to give up because of your enthusiasm. These activities opened up our world to a whole new network of valuable and lasting friendships.

I miss so much having you by my side to train with, to play with, to walk the beach with, to hike the trails with. I miss throwing your tennis ball for you, hearing your silly "woo-woo" greetings and your sense of humor. I miss the beautiful gaze of your big brown eyes as you would just stare into mine.

But most of all, I miss the selfless, unwavering, unconditional love that you brought to my life that no creature other than a dog can provide. I miss you my golden boy...rest well until we meet again. Goodbye my friend.


C-Lee said...

oh my goodness nancy.. this is beautiful... you did a spectacular job on this. i feel honored to be included in this legacy to him.
love clee

Sara said...

Nanc...the most beautiful tribute to Keji of all. I know how hard you worked on it and how much it means to you. He was your boy and you were the most special person to him. I will cry every time I watch the video...but will hold onto the many special times we shared together with our kids.
Love ya, Sara

Weezee said...

Wow Nancy that was beautiful! I know how much you miss your boy, we do too. He was taken way too soon!

Chrissy said...

WOW......that brought many tears to my eyes Auntie Nanc. That was unbelievable and so touching. I'm sure it was very hard for you to do. It makes me hold Scooter a little tighter tonight.

Love ya, Chrissy

7labsgirl said...

Such a wonderful tribute. An awesome job. There really are those special 'heart dogs'. I know, I had one too!

Gram said...

Oh my girl, that was so beautiful..
so deep and so moving. Keji had a wonderful life with you. I know how proud you were of your boy and I'm sure if he could have he would have said, "Hey guys thats my Mom". though you will miss him the memories will continue on and you will always feel warm and fuzzy whenever you think of him.
Love you, Mom