sadder than sad, bluer than blue…

27 Jul

Isn’t this glass beautiful? I forgot the name of the hotel/casino it was in, but I just thought it interesting. Again, hard to take photos because of position and perspective, but I did want to capture these glass flowers on the ceiling.

No stories today – I will be back later this week maybe with a Vegas story and photos.

I may as well say it: I’m having a sad day. On top of something I feel sad about, is another layer — I’m just missing my old girl Kayla. Tomorrow she’ll have been gone a year. Okay, so, she’s “just a dog” but she was a good and faithful friend and I sure do miss her. Tomorrow I must release her ashes in her favorite places around the cove on my mountain. I thought sure I’d have done that by now, but I didn’t. Tomorrow is when I will do it. I never was one of those dog-lovers who takes their dog everywhere they go, who dresses them in clothing, who lets them sleep in her bed (too big and too hairy *smiling*), who made them into miniature humans: I always wanted to respect that she was a canine, an animal, who she was and who I am were not the same in so many ways even though we understood each other in our ways, and by respecting that, I respected her. She was a dog. I am a human. However, our bond, the bonds with our animal friends and with the critters of the earth, is a strong one….very strong. She was special and beautiful and my friend. A good old girl; a good good friend….

I am just sadder than sad today.


16 Responses to “sadder than sad, bluer than blue…”

  1. Sarah July 27, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    Aww hon I'm so sorry!! K am in tears! I'm not one of those folks that treats my pets like children so to speak either…more like treasured friends. I spent the weekend looking at pictures of my old horse – just broke me up. It's been years!! Hang in there and (((((hugs))))).Namaste, Sarah

  2. Lizzy Frizzfrock July 27, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Oh my, there is no such thing as "just a dog" when it is part of our family. I love my dog & dogs past and understand your feelings. They truly are best friends and wonderful companions. Take care & I'll be thinking of you today.Cheryl

  3. Angie Ledbetter July 27, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Love you.

  4. Doreen July 27, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    sorry about your missing your dog. I miss mine also, she has been gone for 8 months. what a great companion they make.

  5. Kathryn Magendie July 27, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    Sarah – sorry about your horse friend…horses are special special creatures, too.Thank you Cheryl…Doreen – I am sorry your friend has been gone, as well…love you too Angie my good sister-friend.

  6. Jessica July 27, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    I'm sorry about Kayla. :-(Hope the day gets a little happier for you.

  7. Anita July 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    *Hugs* Thinking about you!

  8. Analisa July 27, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your doggie. I know it is not an easy thing to say goodbye when a pet dies. Peace and Hugs

  9. Kathryn Magendie July 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Jessica, Anita, and Analisa – thank you so much.

  10. Travis Erwin July 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    My sympathies.And for the record that is the Bellagio.

  11. Michelle July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Sometimes we have to have a sadder than sad kind of day, just so the next day can be better.Love to youxxx

  12. NCmountainwoman July 27, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    We're like that as well. Our dogs are much loved as our canine family, but canine is the operative word…they are not people. Yet we do love and grieve them as if they were.The glass flowers are by Dale Chihuly and are in the Bellagio. If you are not familiar with his glass artwork, it's worth taking a look at. Check out his Website: and if you ever have a chance to see one of his exhibitions you won't believe your eyes.

  13. Cathy July 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    My sympathies about your beloved dog. :(

  14. Barry July 28, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    I totally understand what you are going through. And I entirely agree with your comments about respecting that dogs and humans are different but capable of mutual understanding.By the way I mention you in my post today.

  15. Anvilcloud July 28, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    I'm not a dog owner but I understand that humans and dogs share a special relationship.Thanks for your comment. You sent a wonderful gift to Barry. It was my favourite, by far, of the three he mentioned.

  16. Kathryn Magendie July 28, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you all – Anvilcloud, Barry, Travis, Cathy, NCMountainwoman, Michelle -Appreciate all of your comments and hugs, thank you.

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