Tag: end of life

Minnie and BowWow Discuss the Stay of Execution

BowWow: Jesus H. They were gonna do me in at 9:15 this morning. Just like that. After all we’ve been through. Motherfuckers. Minnie: They’re just trying to do what’s best for you. You’ve been looking pretty sick lately and then this morning you got… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Discuss the Stay of Execution”

Beloved Blue Truck Dog

I think we have to put our old dog down. Except when he comes back to the porch after being in the yard, the look on his face is that of a puppy. But then he takes the stairs one at a time like… Continue Reading “Beloved Blue Truck Dog”

Old Dog

Blue-washed thick-iced eyes Morning needles, black X’s Puppy shadows dim  

Together but So Far Apart

Yesterday, I read an extraordinary piece about an older couple who died within minutes of each other as a result of a suicide pact they’d had for years. The essay, The Big Sleep by Julia Medew, is beautiful and engrossing. The photos, tracing the… Continue Reading “Together but So Far Apart”

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