Good bye, Silver!

February 2, 2010

Silver and her family

Silver and her family

Silver got worse through  the last few weeks, and we all realized that the end was coming near. The night before last, I took our husky for a walk, one last time.

She got excited as soon as she saw me putting on my tennis shoes. When I asked her if she wanted to go for a walk, she howled like a wolf, pretending to be tough and fierce. It was a bitterly cold night, streets covered with snow, and Silver was happy. We walked through the schoolyard, past the little park where she ran as a puppy, and then thought the woods. She sniffed animal tracks and  joyfully looked for rabbits and squires. She buried her nose in the snowdrifts, then got excited and started running in circles, chasing her own tail. We walked by all our favorite places and didn’t rush home.

She was exhausted when we got back, and for the first time in a long while she quietly curled up on her pillow and went to sleep.  Good bye, little princess!

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Jelena February 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

My Mom and I drank a toast of sljivovica to Silver and spilled a drop on the ground–an old Serbian custom. We’ll miss her and remember her with love.

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Martha February 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Next time I spill some of my coffee-with-milk into the saucer, I will set it on the floor, in honor of a great dog who would have loved to lap it up.

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Liliana February 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

Thank goodness for good friends.

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