dogs, life, Pets

Our Boy

This is a day I can’t let go by without honoring the one I love who left me on this day three years ago. My boy, my hero, my wise old soul, Piezon.

Soon after he left us, my husband planted a palm tree in our backyard in the spot where he used to lay. Buried beneath is the dog’s favorite toy and bone. Keep in mind, my husband and I are not gardeners. Ever since moving to Florida from up north, we can’t get used to this sandy soil. We’ve given up trying to keep things green and growing here, but you’ll see how beautifully the palm is thriving amongst the sandy soil that produces no grass.

My husband calls it the Pie Palm. There is an explanation of how we came to naming our Piezon and what it means, here.

Here’s a link to something I wrote about how I feel today, three years later.

I had a short story published about him in this anthology.Β 

I’m hanging in there Bubba, until the day I see you again. In the mean time, keep smiling and laughing with Grandma.

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33 thoughts on “Our Boy”

  1. The departed ones never really leave us, Piezon is a beauty. At the loss of each of my 3 “scungies” I mourned more than I have for any person, and still miss them years later. I love your tribute.

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    1. Boy, you’re not kidding about mourning more than we have for any person. He remains in my heart and I will always honor him. Thank you so much for reading about him. I’m sorry about your scungies. What kind is a scungie?

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      1. The “scungies” collectively were Baddy, a tabby cat, Jack, a black cat and Bo, a Queensland Heeler Cattle Dog. One of the fun things are the many nicknames the furry-ones inspire.

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  2. Loved your post, Lori. Thank you for so eloquently putting into words some of my same feelings about my Larry that passed on 4/28/12. I always said if he had been a man, I would have married him in a heartbeat. πŸ™‚ I loved that guy so much and always will. Hugs to you.

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    1. Funny you should say this, Lisa. When Piezon was alive, I wrote a poem about him titled “The Almost Perfect Man.” Thank you for your kind comments and coming over to my blog to check out the Pie Palm. Hugs to you too.

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  3. Lovely tribute! My great Samoyed, Laddie, went over the Rainbow Bridge in 2006 and I miss him every day. He taught me so much about life, love and sharing. I still feel so badly about the times I had to leave him with others while I was in school.
    Did he understand the day I sent him away? I wish I knew.

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    1. I think they do understand what’s happening to them in the end. They leave a mark on our hearts forever. Piezon taught me much about life too. He was my first dog. Thanks for introducing your Laddie to me.

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  4. Hi Lori, how are you and your family? This post left me thinking about our two old dogs back in my hometown. They are with my parents though. One is 11 years and the other is 10 years. The 10th year one is getting aged rapidly and requires tons of attention now wrt feeding, cleaning, medications. They really become a part of the family, they are like my brother and sister, even though they are our pets. It is very thoughtful and loving of you to mention this post.

    I wanted to let you know that I have recently written another ebook 12 Precious Anecdotes from Life and it has been released in amazon stores : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087OXSS2 I can connect with your posts always and you are aware of certain styles of my writing, so I am mentioning the book link to you. This ebook is scheduled to run a free promo on 23rd and 24th June as its enrolled in KDP Select. It is a novella, 29k words approx, a collection of 12 short stories — fiction bordering on a bit of adventure, intrigue, inspiration and funny supernatural elements in a few of the stories. If you have some time, you could check out the book link and download it as a freebie on 23rd June or 24th June πŸ™‚ Have a great week ahead πŸ™‚

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      1. No probs! Keep posting thoughtful and inspirational posts Lori, I love your blog πŸ™‚ Should you choose to download the copy from Amazon during those promo days, could you post your review at Amazon? Thanks πŸ™‚

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        1. I will try to remember to post a review. I know how important those are. I do have a tendency to be slow at reading these days though. Just thought I’d let you know.

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    1. I understand about the crying, Robin. Thanks for reading this one. These 3 years later, I tend to remember him with less tears and more smiles. It took a while though.

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      1. He is a flat coated retriever mix. His brother looked a lot like yours, but mine is just black. Those ears really caught my eye!

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  5. Hi,
    It is very sad when we lose a much loved pet, a beautiful post, a very nice tribute to the pet that you lost, and the palm tree does look very nice.

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