Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life's incomprehensible equations



Some things are just too hard to understand. Neither by human nor by dog.

Today -- since last night at midnight actually -- we should have been feeling unalloyed joy as 33 men were removed one by one from their 70-day confinement almost a mile below the earth in the Chilean desert. Joy not only at their rescue, but at the sense that when people in dire circumstances stand together, positive things can happen. Joy that technology when used for man's good, can do miraculous things.

But no, on the other side of the world, this morning we learned that one nine-year old Polish Lowland Sheepdog named Wilf received anguishing news -- and the only option his family -- Angus and the Font -- have is to love him and keep him happy and free of pain.

No, there is no way we can understand life's equations.

Wilf, we love you. You have brightened our mornings for so many months now. You and your brother Digby, who left this earth way too soon, have been like part of our family. We can only hope that whatever time you have left will be surrounded with love and all the things you enjoy so much -- including sausages and Jaffa cakes.

Joan and Jake an Just Harry

21 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You put all of that into such beautiful words. Poor Wilf, we cannot imagine the heartache his family is having to endure again. Paws crossed for some happy days remaining.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus said...

Poor Wilf and family. We are echoing the wishes of the Pack above, and sending some terrier vibes their way.

gussie n teka

Lacy said...

w00fs, me feels soo bad for Wilf and his family...sooo soon since Digby left us..we are not ready to lose again..and then we find out snowy is so very sick now too..just saddd...

b safe,
~rocky

doyle and mollie said...

you words are pawfect we too have a heavy heart today, a very heavy heart! our post today is dedicated to wilf who like you feels like one of the family. LOVES & LICKS xxxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

You put it perfectly! Why does life have to be so cruel sometimes.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bravo!

We ekhho what the others have pawed -

It is just wrong wrong wrong -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You have articulated so well what I was unable to say this morning when I read Angus's post--When I started following "Wilf & Digby" last year shortly after they arrived in France, I never dreamed that almost a year later we would be saying good-bye to such wonderful pups who touched us with their antics, love and zest for life. To say it isn't fair is truly an understatement...

the booker man said...

thank you for putting into such eloquent words how i feel inside. life has dealt a second cruel blow to angus and the font. i still ache for their loss of digby, and now wilf must leave them, too? it is so unfair.

the booker man and asa's mama

Bouncing Bertie said...

Yes, and selfishly we feel sad too at the imminent loss of a daily source of smiles. Our hearts go out to Angus and the 'Font' and of course dear Veelfee.
Gail and Bertie.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You express the way we feel in such an eloquent way.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Life is so unfair. There must be a reason for it... one we will never understand.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh boys very well said..we are heartbroken as well... Love and very sad kisses A+A

Kess And Her Mama said...

That's life, isn't it. There is joy and there is pain...

Angus said...

The wire fox terriers are in a special place, right at the front, with Wilf !

Lorenza said...

You are so right.
Sometimes is not easy to understand things.
Paws crossed here for Wilf.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Amen...you boyz so speak the truth...and now Miss Ellie Thuglet has gone to the Bridge...

We don't understand either...

But we read of Wilf's journey in awe of his Peep's courage and grace...

Extra hugs to you Boyz...

Lacie Girlie

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Jake 'n Just Harry....yer right about life's huge inequities....some people get delivered all the pain and others all the joy or so it seems....we hope that the beautiful sheepdog has many happy days of goodies, pats, belly rubs and hugs...

Dewey Dewster here....

The Thuglets said...

Thank you for your lovely message and support on our sad loss of Miss Ellie.

We don't understand either...... we read Wilfs blog every day.

Too many dogs crossing the bridge at this time. heyho

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sam said...

We are so upset about Wilf - and this morning we learned dear Abbey is not doing well, and Luke needs our hugs and prayers. We are family, all of us and share our dogs with each other. Mom has been using the tissue box quite a bit this morning.

Sam

Noah the Airedale said...

It seems so unfair. First the loss of dear Digby and now poor Wilf is so ill. We wish there was something we could do to change things....sigh.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

rottrover said...

Joan, just got a chance to read this lovely post. We couldn't agree more, and yet here we all are still enjoying each day.