Friday, August 10, 2007

Best dog ever

I lost one of my best friends today. Our beloved 14 year old Boston Terrier had to be put to sleep today. K.C. (short for Kahlua and Creme) and I had our own special routine in the morning as I got ready for work. He'd usually be waiting for me to come down the stairs for his "treat" and while he ate it I'd put my contact lenses in. Then he'd wait by the door for me to let him out and after I'd finish shaving I'd let him back in. Some days he'd try to work me over for another treat before I left for work (and most days I couldn't resist his charms). I noticed his health slowly but surely deteriorating over the past year or so. I knew this day would come, but it didn't make it any easier for me or my family when it did. Luckily for me, I have a very special remembrance of him from a few years ago. I had just gotten my Palm Zire 72 and I wanted to try out the built-in video camera. I shot a few seconds of video that included our beloved, faithful companion. It still exists on the memory card. I don't know why I suddenly remembered that I had it today, but I'm glad I did. If I can, I'll upload it here to share it with the world.

Rest in peace dear friend. Good boy.

(P.S.-- for those of you reading this in an aggregator (i.e. Bloglines), I found and uploaded my short video to YouTube. You may have to return to my blog to click on the video player. I don't know why I can't get them to show up in Bloglines although other bloggers have.)


Cheryl Lykowski said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss of KC. I am extremely close to my two dogs and I know that it is difficult to lose someone you love and care about it. I am glad to hear that you have great memories and video of KC.

Cheryl Lykowski

Anonymous said...

Our Boston means the world to us. I know of the special connection you had with KC because we feel it with our dog. I am sorry you lost your buddy Boston. I know you and he are united in your hearts forever. Great souls never die, animal or human.
Good Boy, KC.