Saturday, February 03, 2018


Another gorgeous day in paradise.

Of course it is dark thirty now, nearly midnight.

Last night was the full moon, today is ground hog day.

Wednesday we buried my close friend.

It was tough but I somehow survived.

His family put together a beautiful send off based on his express wishes which included burial in the Florida National Cemetery with Military Honors located in the Withlacoochee State Forest .

It was a sunny but cold crisp day when the bugler played taps followed by the ceremonial shooting of three volleys in honor of the deceased.

Dogs know.

On an eerie note, just before the service began, my dog Harley who was waiting locked up in the RV, set off an incredible forlorn wail that was bone chilling. I had never heard him make this kind of distraught howling ever before. 

After a three incredibly loud plaintive howls that sounded more wolf like than that coming from a tiny 6 pound dog, he quieted down and was silent the rest of the ceremony.

When I returned to the RV after the service, he raced into my lap to lick my tears away.



  1. (((I'm so sorry for your loss))) These losses are just another secret that is revealed as the years go by. Best to you & mr H.

  2. Sorry for your loss!

    Very moving post! Yes, dog know. I've even seen once a baby that kept silent at her grandmother's funeral.

  3. Sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Had one too but I am 2300 mls away to attend.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

    Lynn in GA

  5. Sorry for you and Harleys' loss.Evidently your deceased friend was a very good friend of his too and what you heard was a cry of grief.My condolences to you both.


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