Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Neil Gaiman's Dog
I don’t know Neil Gaiman although I am an admirer of his writings. In addition to marvelous books, stories and comics, he is also the author of a brilliant blog. (http://journal.neilgaiman.com) Through the past years, I have become familiar with this blog, especially those posts devoted to his dog Cabal. Such a beautiful dog, his spirit was shown through pictures and stories of his escapades. Cabal passed away this week after some struggles with aging. There is a heartfelt post detailing this on Neil’s blog and I haven’t ever cried so much for a creature I never knew owned by a person I haven’t met. We are all so blessed with these animal companions that somehow find their special person to bond with in us. I have been privileged to be the special person to Bailey and Samm and Glory and Skoshi and George. All passed but never forgotten. And I am still the special person to Kirby and India and Buffy. Each the dearest of friends, they have been great gifts in my life and I hope to know many more before I too pass into other realms of existence, realms that no doubt are vastly populated by kindred animal spirits. So Neil, I am truly sorry for your loss and I am sorry for all our losses yet I wouldn’t give any of them up for all the world because they are what makes the world worth living. The love lives on forever.