The Great Dogs Are With Us Forever

Two great dogs were lost this week —

Gina Spadafori’s beautiful Heather

Heather Lives Forever

and Hope and Fran Saidel’s Golly, inspiration for their “GollyGear” shop.

Hope and Fran's Golly

Hope and Fran's Golly

Gina’s tribute to Heather is here, and ‘s for Golly is here. Like all great dogs, they leave holes in the lives of everyone who knew them.

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Khalil Gibran