November 3rd 2008 5:22 pm
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Mum and Dad took Dixie on Sunday to one of our favorite places to walk--the Nature Preserve in OakLawn. Now, of course Daddy is gonna think of me and Remo and Lucy while they're there... it WAS one of our favorite places. It's nice to look down and see Dixie exploring the same paths we once walked on... sniffing right where Remo laid in the leaves while Mum took her favorite picture of him, passing the bench where I was lifted up to sit way high up next to Daddy, walking through the grass where Lucy stacked like a Pointer when she smelled ducks... lots and lots of good, good memories.
Dixie and Mum and Dad passed some dogs as they walked, and Dixie was a very good girl. We Angels were very proud of her. When they walked across the wooden bridge to go back to the car, Mum spotted a big Golden Retriever surrounded by children. Mum said "Oh, I have to go see that dog"... and off she went.
Mum told the lady that Remo had just gone to the Bridge at age 14, and the lady said that made her feel good to hear because her Golden was 10 1/2. Mum told the lady we had two Goldens go to the Bridge that summer, and Daddy said "we had three... HoneyBunny lived until she was 12..." and then Daddy walked away. Mum thought it strange until she got back to the car.
Daddy was sitting in the car crying. He said "I thought I was through with this"... meaning he thought he was through crying about me, HoneyBunny, Daddy's Girl... Daddy said it was just that the Golden "looked so much like Honey, with his light gold fur and white face"... Don't cry, Daddy... I know you love me still and I love you. I'll always be with you, in your heart... you know that. Oh Daddy, don't cry...