Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Return from limbo

I'd like to apologize for my absence. This was a long, hard summer for me. I read someplace that 2009 is being called the Summer of Death because of all the celebrity deaths that occurred. For me, the Summer of Death is more personal. One of my sisters passed away in late July- today marks the 2 month anniversary of her death. It has been hard for me to write because she was my most avid reader, travelling to our dog park through the blog despite being 2000 miles away and unable to leave her house. My pleasure in reporting on the antics of the dogs at the park has been diminished a bit by knowing that she won't be calling me to tell me how cute this one or that one was.

However, the cuteness of dogs survives even the worst personal loss. I think my sister would have roared with laughter to see Maggie playing in the water fountain, and I would have gotten an email saying "HOW CUTE!!!!!"