A little more than 5 years ago our dog Blue died. My dear friend Kate’s dog Kinsho recently died. Our neighbors Mike and Bernice had to have their wonderful dog Pepper put to sleep recently. I often referred to Pepper as “the best dog in the world.” She was fun, obedient, smart, and friendly. Pepper and Paco were friends, but I also remember how our dog Blue was friends with Pepper. I sat with Pepper that morning, saying goodbye, feeling that deep grief that comes from loving and connecting to dogs. I didn’t know about this connection until Heather, against my advice, brought home our first dog, Blue. Blue’s loss in 2011 was huge and sad. Here’s the song and video about her.
And the loss of Paco continues to be with us. We miss him deeply.
I need to write a song about dogs that isn’t about them dying. But right now, here’s a an old song for Blue, Pepper, Paco, Kinsho, and everyone who loves or has loved a faithful dog.