Friday, May 27, 2016

Remembering Deacon

Dad had a wistful day.  He was remembering Deacon, who passed away suddenly five years ago today.  Deacon would have been 9 years old right now.  Essex told Sherman Dad was really misty eyed that day.  Dad hugged both of us and told us how much he loves us.  He told long tails about Deacon.  Deacon was taller, longer and heavier than Sherman.  He had a bigger nose and pointy ears.  He was a fun loving dog, that everyone loved.  Dad tells us he remembers the past but lives in the present.  The spirit of all his pups that have crossed the bridge live in his heart and mind.  
Angel Collie Deacon Having in Ohio - 2007
While dad was cleaning the yard yesterday, he found a strange object.  It reminded him of a crunched up red whiffle  ball.  The flies were swarming all over the strange object.  That strange object was a stinkhorn mushroom.  Dad threw it in the trash, tell us things were stinky enough.  
Clathrus Crispus
Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini 


Cowspotdog said...

still lots of good memories to have

Dawn said...

I remember Deacon! And I remember that day too...such a sad day. I'm glad dog-dad has you two to keep him looking toward the future. Deacon was a very cool dog...he'd want dog-dad to be happy, and I know he IS happy with you guys there. I'm glad Essex was able to tell Sherman all about Deacon. Memories are good.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We remember Deacon. We're glad your dad has you two.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

I remember that day too. So sad for your Dad and so sudden. I'm glad he is able to live in the present now.
What a weird mushroom!
~lickies,, Ludo!