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  •  This is going to sound weird (1+ / 0-)
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    The Marti

    But I have not enjoyed Halloween since my dog Dickens died a few years back. See, Dickens loved kids, and we had a lot of kids in the neighborhood then. I took the screen out of the screen door so Dickens could hang his head out the door, and I could pass out candy,  without him being able to get out.

    Dickens would stand there the entire evening, tail wagging and a big smile on his doggy face. Little tiny toddlers would hit the porch, drop their candy bags, and come running over to give him a hug. Neighbor kids would greet him by name, explaining to him who they were, since they were sure he'd not be able to recognize them in costume.

    It's just not the same now. :(

    •  Not weird, at all. The heart of a holiday, (1+ / 0-)
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      Zoskie

      even Halloween, can rest in the body of a dog, or a cat, or a human.  Once the heart is gone, it just doesn't seem the same, does it?
      I'm sorry for the loss of your companion; Dickens (what a cool name!) sounds like the kind of dog anyone could love!
      Hold on to the love and memories, though.  And may they bring you warmth.

      Marti

      We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

      by The Marti on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 04:48:40 PM PDT

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