|Barkley, with his Dad. (Picture: http://mausersandmuffins.blogspot.com/ )|
A friend of ours made a very sad announcement a couple of hours ago. Her beloved black Labrador Retriever, Barkley has passed, the result of an advanced cancer which was not readily treatable. Devotees to her blog have enjoyed the wonderful adventures of Barkley for some time. Barkley would swim on his birthday, and had special food from his devoted "mom". In fact, I feel as if a friend is gone.
It has always struck me as sad that we, as human beings, often live a life of eighty years, and that our beloved canine friends often pass from Earth between eight and twelve. I have come to believe that it often takes us, as humans, seventy or eighty years to learn as much as we need to know in order to go on to the next place, with regard to love and loyalty. This seems to be knowledge that our beloved canine friends acquire much faster than we do, and in a much shorter time span.
Please take a look at this link, and if you are so moved, please leave a message of condolence for the family of a fine boy.