Join Date: May 2005
Location: Nr Malaga,Spain and Meski, Morocco
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A much used phrase “Only a dog lover would understand” is perhaps a little unfair, most can empathise with a deeply felt loss.
Fortunate in having the outdoor space we have rescued any number of dogs since moving to Spain. Not an unusual habit in the ex-pat community. Peaking at 14 dags we are now down to 7.
Amongst the pack is a Husky, Lisa, now our longest resident. Probably like yours she is hugely independent but fiercely loyal. Matriarch of the group she tends to watch over the others from the outside ……. literally that is, from an overlooking hillside……… returning as she feels.
She has been with us for 10 years and was 4 years we believe in various homes before we took her in...... so we think she is about 14 in human years.
Gone is the once glossy coat, the muzzle is grey and her eyes have that distant and tired look. Except for a slight limp, the result of a broken leg and permanent pin implant, she seems quite fit ……… But I dread the coming of the inevitable day.
Many who travelled with me will remember “Sidney”. Over two years have passed since we parted company and I still can’t find the words.
I so understand…………….. For Freya