Good morning. Most of you may not know me, yet most of you probably at least know of me. I'm Pierre, Karl and Ray's oldest dog. The reason I'm starting to write this blog is twofold; first, I was at the vets yesterday for my rabies vaccination and he stated, in so many words, that I was old and that this would probably be my last rabies shot. I mean, hello, I'm blind, but I'm not deaf. What a thing to say. But actually, I've known the end is coming sometime, sooner or later. We all do, don't we?
So that brings me to my other reason for starting this blog. Maybe, just maybe, I can impart some wisdom to you through my life, you know, things I've picked up from humans and things humans have hopefully picked up from me. I want to clarify here though, we're all living beings, with pain and dreams and feelings and knowledge and hopes. We're all part of a family of what is, of what was, and of what will be. So that's the perspective I'll be sharing from - I, a dog, am a part of us, a community.
I'll try to keep the mood as light as possible, as I already know that at least Karl and Ray are somewhat burdened by the vet's statement (Karl had tears in his eyes as he was thinking about this morning before getting up). I want to celebrate. It has been and will continue to be a good life... all the way to the end, even though there really is no end.
Until next time - live, love, bark!