He wasn’t just a horse. He was the best.

Okay, so he wasn’t a horse at all. He was a dog. A miniature husky who liked to play with horses and thus ended up with only three legs. A tripod, who once, in his meowly husky voice, looked at my mom and said, "Ma Ma." Seriously. I was there. The quote above is from the movie Phar Lap, about an Australian race horse who died from colic. I couldn’t think of a better one. Last night, this husky tripod named Bosco died from poison. He’d accidentally gotten into some of it in the neighbor’s shed.

Some people, will be inclined to say, "It was just a dog." But I don’t understand those people. In fact, I suspect that I would enjoy spending one on one time in the Thunderdome with those people. However, I will avoid going into a tirade of violence that would put my avatar to shame. Because that’s not the point. The point is to say so long to a little guy who took care of my parents, and who volunteered every week at a nursing home, sitting at the feet of the elderly. He didn’t much care for fetching, being of the three-legged variety, but he had eyes that could beg a hot dog off a starving man.

Wish you hadn’t gone, little fella. But you did good.

4 thoughts on “He wasn’t just a horse. He was the best.

  1. stephanieburgis

    Oh my God. I am so, so sorry for your loss. What a horrific thing to happen.

    I still miss my first dog every day, even though it’s been four years since she died. There’s no such thing as “just a dog”.

    1. kendare_blake

      Thanks, Stephanie. There is no such thing. A friend and I were just talking about how her son cried upon hearing this news, and we said how sad it was that he cried, but how great it was that he felt so much.

      Hope you have lots of good memories from your dog. Each one is quite irreplaceable.


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