Safari Saved Me

by Franco Baltazar
(Sydney Australia)

Me and my safari

Me and my safari

He was for sale 5 years ago from a friend. I'm lucky to have him. He became my baby, visiting his doctor, shopping for his food, receiving gifts from family abroad for his clothes, and more.

I called him Safari. We walked and ran in the street every morning. I showed him around, and spent time with him while I was not working.

I missed him every time I was away. He made me smile and calmed me when I was down. He was part of the family. Last year we gave him partner, Mercedes, but she passed away after a few months.

I am sick. I know he took away all the pain and worries in me.

Last night Safari had an accident. Some reckless driver killed him. I woke up this morning and got messages from my partner that Safari was dead.

My tears keep falling. All I can say is that I wish I was there. I wish I was with him. I wish I was not a thousand miles away from him.

I am sorry, Safari. Forgive me. I love you and I will miss you. Goodbye for now Safari...9-24-14

Click here to post comments.

Return to 2014 July-December

Recent Articles

  1. Toby, My Heart

    It's been a year that you've been gone. My heart is heavy. I am so grateful the girls at the ER pleaded with me not to put you to sleep. Your name was

    Read More

  2. Gypsy

    Gypsy, you were the love of my life. You were always there for me, you always listened. You always licked the tears off my face and never judged me. You

    Read More

  3. Buffy I Still Love You

    It has been a year on July 27 since my Buffy died. There are days when I'm good and other days when I'm not. At the beginning I thought I heard her bark.

    Read More