Dearly Missing Diego, Oct 29, 2022

Dearly Missing Diego

No amount of paranormal could make this holiday worse.
It carries with it sadness I don’t have to rehearse.
I do not fear the skeletons who wander far and near
Has-been-dearly-departeds are not the ones I fear.

Made-up horrors all take flight and vanish o’er the hill
as I recall his silent passage over the kitchen sill
to steal three dozen cookies that no doubt he found yummy
since when he next passed over it, they were in his tummy.

Whole chickens and entire plates of Christmas eats
vanished as he made them his own personal treats.
For eleven years, he upgraded my life
with gentle affection that mitigated strife.

Life oscillates between the pleasure and the pain
as I have to lose a much-loved one again.
Dear Diego passed from us this morning suddenly,
with a brutal speed that I did not foresee.

R.I.P. my lovely friend. Milk Bones are piled up
under your altar picture, just there for you to sup.
My neighbors say when I drive up after it is dark,
they will not know I’m safe at home without your greeting bark.

You won’t be there to moderate Zoe and Morrie’s spats.
And there will be one fewer to bark at owls and bats.
No one will nudge my hand for pats quite the way you do,
and you’ll be missed forever in the family queue.

R.I.P. Diego, Oct 29, 2022

Prompt words for today are oscillate, flight, hill, paranormal, upgrade and fear.

31 thoughts on “Dearly Missing Diego, Oct 29, 2022

  1. slmret

    It’s hard to “like” this post — but it’s a lovely tribute to your dear Diego. I’m sorry to hear about his sudden passing, and I’m sure you and the other two will mill him terribly!

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  2. Sam

    So sorry to hear that Judy, I have come to love Diego through your post and photos.. As you know my first love is my dog, as yours are to you.

    RIP Diego I will be thinking today about watching that gray hair growing thicker within your midnight black coat over the past few years and knew that time was passing much faster than we wanted it to.

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  3. Glenda

    I am sad too, for me as well as you. He charmed and kept me company way back when I needed something good. And he was there. These cycles are relentless, aren’t they. Judy, I’m so sorry.

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  4. Mary-Bob Rubenstein

    So sorry to read this Judy….it just never gets easier….they don’t live long enough …..beautiful tribute to Diego.🥲

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