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Emmy

I read a wonderful definition of a bore recently. Having passed the age where I can accurately quote or recall the author, here’s my butchered version: “A bore is someone who robs you of your solitude without leaving the consolation of company.” Emmy, though not human, was the opposite: she was a constant companion who guarded my solitude. This post is my memorial to her.

Emmy at Barrys_sm

Emmy passed away last night. Not peacefully, but full of anguish, in stark opposition to the life she lived – a life of gentle grace at home, and boisterous play at the park. I held myself together until my wife cried “thank you” to her lifeless body. Then I held it together by listing all the things she taught me. I was struck by how much there was to learn.

Every day you don't have to go to the doctor is a great day
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Every day you don’t have to go to the doctor is a great day
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Em_pleasure in the grass_sm
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Every moment you get to spend outdoors is brilliant
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DestinysChild_Halloween
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People are awesome. They can do anything
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EMandB_in snow
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Snow is unbelievably cool
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Someone in a tree_Emmy_sm
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Patience pays dividends
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Em_n_Beans
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Every stranger has potential
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A little space and time to relax is a beautiful thing
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...canine...

Little brothers are a pain until you get used to them

all's well
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When someone is sad, they need your company
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Jo&Em
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Hug back. People respond in kind
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Emmy in action_sq
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Treasure every moment
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Here’s her last video
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My dog at just that time in the morning
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Logo
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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Susan McLennan #

    I’m sorry David. Hugs to both you and Annette.

    Best Always,

    Susan

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  2. Hana Sommers #

    A beautiful tribute for a beautiful companion. We will all miss Emmy. Hana, Harold and Missy.

    September 29, 2013

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