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