a very good dog


Ten years ago, when I first met Mr. Heylucy, he introduced me to his kids-two cats and this little mutt. I think those three animals were a little bit like Darcy’s Pemberley, you know how Elizabeth Bennett really starts to fall for him when she sees his house for the first time? I think that’s what happened when I met Reggie and Gigi and Dune. A man with pets as great as these three had to be pretty great too.

Now 16, Reggie has been going downhill for a long time, and we’ve been preparing ourselves for this for the last few months. This morning Mr. Heylucy was finally ready to let his buddy go. And so we went to our vet’s office and held him and petted him while he was quietly put to sleep. Even though we knew it was the right thing, it was so very hard. We’ll have his ashes to bury with his buddies, Gigi and Dune. I hope he’s with them now, and Gigi has thrown herself down in front of him like she used to, so he could lick her all over. We’re gonna miss you Reggie Boinkie-Boink, our little surfer boy and tennis ball lover.

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