Clytie

by Melisma
(NOLA)

After a lovely 14 years together and about 17 years of life, my dearest, smelliest friend passed on 11.1.11.

We were killing time before the vet appointment so went to the Lake since she loved it there. Within minutes of pulling her out of the car and onto the the seawall stairs, she died in my arms. She really hated the vets to the end.

I took her name from Ovid's Metamorphosis. A line in the poem titled Clytie resonates so hard right now... "an excess of love begot an excess of grief."

I understand now people's need to believe in a thereafter.

Bye bear.

Click here to post comments.

Return to 2011 October-December

Recent Articles

  1. In Memory of Teddy 2015-2019

    Teddy, you left us way too soon. I still can't get your howling when I said you want a puppy party out of my head. I miss you playing with your hedgehogs

    Read More

  2. My Sweet Belgium 2014-2020

    You are gone way too soon. All I wanted was to give you a better life. I am so sorry it took so long to get there. My heart breaks knowing you are gone

    Read More

  3. To My Best Friend

    When I took you to the neighbor, at first mama refused to take you because she had asthma. But I forced them and promised to take care of you. I walked

    Read More