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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mindy & Me

Hello ScoFans!

This week, Hillbilly Duhn has thrown a creative challenge out to myself and all of her readers. First she makes me her first ever Follower of the Week and then a few days later threw out this challenge to her readers with the opportunity to win some great books.

You know me. I won't say no to a writing challenge.

As I stood there, looking out, I thought about all the good times, and the bad times we shared.

I thought about all the games we would play when we were younger.

I thought about the silly things I did, because I was a child who didn't know any better.

I thought about the times I chased you down the street calling your name.

I thought about the times you curled up at the foot of my bed because you were cold.

I've been seeing you in my dreams. It's always the same dream. I'm watching TV on the floor and you're sitting on the other side of the room. You look over to me and I pat the floor in front of me, your invitation. You walk over and rest your head in my lap and look at me with those sad eyes.

At this point I usually wake up, and in the moment before I am fully aware of the world I look forward to seeing you again. And then I am awake, and it strikes me that you're gone.

I thought about Christmas 2007 when I surrounded you with balloons while you slept

And I thought about the last time you were truly happy, which was right here, in this spot.

I know I will never come back to this place.

But I also know I never want the dreams to end.


  1. I heart dogs. I heart them SOOOOOOOO much! I loved this post (not just because you wrote it) but because I connect with posts about human's best friend. I miss my girls. We haven't skyped for awhile.

    I'm sorry for your loss. I really am. xoxoxo Your dog looks adorable!!!

  2. I like this post for two reasons...

    1. You totally participated in my writing venture/contest.
    2. I had a dog once, he died about seven years ago. I picked him out of a litter, he was the runt, so I called him half pint. I was twelve years old. I had him till I was 26. He was old, couldn't hardly hear anymore, but he was mine. Maybe this has inspired me to do a post later in the week about him.

    I've never stopped missing him/thinking about him.

  3. Awesome to see you participate in HBD's challenge. Great tribute to your dog. We lost our Doberman two years ago and the house seems so big without her. She was 14 and lived a very full life. We miss her so much.

    Best of luck in the giveaway!

  4. awwww...that picture of the dog surrounded with balloons is soooo adorable. absolutely adorable.

  5. You made me cry a little tear this morning with that lovely story. Beautiful.

  6. I always want a puppy but there are times I think it may be good i don't have one, i couldnt handle it if i had to lose it. Your dog's cute!

  7. i can't take the sad dog posts - i can't TAKE IT! now i'm weeping into my Wendy's burger

  8. Fun to find you from HD's blog. Enjoyed reading the last few posts, and thrilled you won! Keep up the great writing. I am new on this blog scene and would love a visit when you find time. It can get a little lonely over there. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

  9. it's STILL HERE! scoman - please, i had to read it again. it's the picture with the balloons that is ripping my heart out

  10. You have an award waiting for you over at my blog. And I agree with Speaking From the Crib...someone pass the tissues please. This may get ugly

  11. ok i am back for a third dose of doggy departed! ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha <----- that's me breaking into the ugly oprah cry! thanks for visiting me!


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