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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

For Lilac

There are some dogs we meet that just capture and touch your heart. There was something about that feisty girl named Lilac, from Tales and Tails who did just that.  Her passing was hard news to hear. 

I don't know what it was about that old gal, but I fell in love with her.  I loved that stubborn "bite" Lilac had about her that I could relate so well with my own dogs.  But what I loved most was the relationship that Lilac had with her family.  Houndstooth gave such an loving and enrapturing description in her dialogue and post that captured Lilac's essence as well as the bond they had together.

One of the many blessing of this dog community is that we can't own every dog out there, but we are able to know so many so through our dogs blogs.  We not only witness these incredible relationships between human and canine but become a part of them.  When the Houndstooth family lost Lilac, so did we.

In honor of Lilac, I took my oldest dog Silver, out to the park and we got ice cream afterwards.  Instead of grabbing the cup to finish the rest, Silver had me hold the cup while she licked the bottom clean.  Another Lilac in the making.  :)

Thank goodness, Morgan has agreed to take over the "Timmy in the well" responsibilities.  Let's just hope she doesn't scare the bejeezes out of him, or that boy is screwed!

 I found this one last stem of my wildflowers that should be no where close to alive, in the only color that it could be.  And if you look closely, they even have tails.  :)
  Our hearts and paws go out to Lilac's family.  Thank you for sharing Lilac with all of us.


Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Lilac was and always will be one of my heroes. We are so lucky Houndstooth shared her with us so eloquently. And you have written a beautiful post honouring her and her family.

The pet blogging community is so special, we share the bad times as well as the good. We've all been there, know what it's like and know it is a comfort when other people care enough to express their sympathy and sense of loss too.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Lilac was surely one of a kind of dog and we all loved her and the great tales her humans told about her. We were all sad to see her go, but we know it was her time and now she is happy and free.

Very nice tribute to her.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

What a beautiful post in tribute to Lilac. She will be missed.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

houndstooth said...

Oh, sheesh, you honored her better than I did! Thank you so much for your very kind words! Lilac was a little miracle in a fur coat. We were very blessed that she chose us as hers. There have been many tears shed since she left, but that just means that she was very loved. It would have been wrong of me to keep a larger than life character like her from the rest of the world. I still wonder what she must have thought when she packed up her plastic collar and left that farm in Kansas so many years ago, and if she had any idea what was ahead.

jen said...

What a beautiful to tribute to Lilac.

We will certainly miss seeing her beautiful face. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family.

Kristine said...

Though it is very hard to say goodbye to such a wonderfully spirited dog, I think it must be such a comfort to her family that so many people are thinking of her and missing her. She will be remembered by thousands more than she had ever known herself.

This is such a beautiful tribute to her as well. Thank you for sharing it.

Julia Williams said...

Such a beautiful post and a lovely tribute to the beloved Lilac. You are right that having the internet enables us to be a part of many different animals' lives. It's not the same as having them in our house, but it is nice all the same. I also found it interesting that you mentioned "Timmy in the well" -- because my post today is on the history of Lassie!!

Brian's Home Blog said...

That was such a nice tribute to a beautiful soul. Sad it was, is, and will be for the family.

KB said...

That was a beautiful tribute. I think that I saw a little of myself (or I hoped that I did) in Lilac.

I loved your "Timmy in the Well" quip.

Pup Fan said...

Really lovely tribute to Lilac.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

A wunderful tribute to our sweet fureind Lilac.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Daily Pip said...

Lilac was a special girl and will be missed by all! A beautiful post!

Your pal, Pip

Declan said...

That is a lovely tribute to Lilac, we will all miss her.

Deccy x

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful flower you found in honor of Lilac! Lovely tribute you have given her :)

Waggin at ya,

Pamela said...

I think that was the most beautiful post you've ever written.

Thank you for putting together such thoughtful words that speak for so many of us who also came to love Lilac through the Taleteller chronicles.

Unknown said...

that was a beautiful tribute. RIP Lilac

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