Six Word Friday: Peace

Earlier in the week when I received the prompt for Six Word Friday, I knew exactly what I was going to write about. I was going to write about the protests. Non-violent protesters by the thousands, gathered to exercise their constitutional rights, demanding change in the status quo. This is going on. Right here. Right now. In our time. It’s much bigger and far more important than the mainstream (corporate) media would have you believe. https://occupywallst.org/ =where it all started and http://www.occupytogether.org/ to find a protest near you.

But, as often happens when you “know exactly,” the fates conspired to give me cause to write about something else under the topic of peace.

This is our dog named Sally.

This summer she suddenly couldn’t walk.

The vet ruled out almost everything.

The only thing left was cancer.

Only way to know for sure?

Very expensive exploratory surgery to see.

We gave her steroids. They helped.

They aren’t a long term solution.

We put it off. and off.

But the change in the weather

was too hard on her body.

Yesterday we put her down finally.

Sally was a good ol’ dog.

My mom will watch over her.

Now she can run like before.

We’ve had her for nine years.

Our son is not quite nine.

It is hard to make peace

with things of this sad nature.

Especially for the poor, little dude.

Love you, Sally. Rest in peace.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:02:28

    I’m sorry! May Sally rest in peace, may your family have peace too. Run free sweet Sally, run free.

    Reply

  2. melgallant
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:15:33

    What a beautiful companion. Hoping your family finds peace in remembering Sally and knowing she is running again.

    Reply

  3. ayala
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 14:05:25

    I am so sorry. May Sally rest in peace. I hope she gets to run like the wind…..

    Reply

  4. Melissa
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 23:33:40

    I’m so sorry. I hope there will be peace for you all, and soon.

    Reply

  5. Brook @2bdancing
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 08:18:00

    For some reason wordpress is not posting my replies.
    Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. ♥

    Reply

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