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Say A Little Prayer January 25, 2008

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

Haven’t heard from good friend Stew for a week.

Sebby is very sick. Stew didn’t know if she would last the week, with her cancer. I just have a very bad feeling.


Let’s say a little prayer for Sebby. And another one for Stew and Jen.




1. Stew - January 25, 2008

Hey sorry, covered with work…

She’s hanging in there. We’re going to spend the weekend playing and trying to make her less stinky (she’s really really stinky. she’s loving it and the other girls are so jealous that she smells so interesting) (you have to be a dog person to really understand that ya know?)…

We’re very close.

Rudyard said it:

THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie—
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumor, or fits,
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find—it’s your own affair—
But . . . you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!).
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ’em, the more do we grieve.
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long—
So why in—Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

2. brenda - January 25, 2008

I am glad Sebby is okay and revelling in her stinkiness.

3. gregquill - January 28, 2008

Stew, that’s good news. And Rudyard was right!

I know that “doggy ripe” smell well. It’s time for Lacy to go under the soap, too!

4. gregquill - February 4, 2008

Sandy, Lacy got her monthly bath last weekend. Now she reminds me of my kids 30 years ago, because I use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo on her to protect her eyes, and she smells like the kids did for days!

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