Blog 29 June 29 2012
These last few weeks of June have been really difficult, in the way of many fond memories of Jagger. Lucky has this uncanny way of doing silly things when he is up to mischief. He reminds me so much of Jagger that over the last few days my wife has caught me calling Lucky by Jagger’s name. The way Lucky looks at you when you to talk to him, and the way he drops his tail and goes under the table, when he knows he is in trouble is so uncanny.
I was thinking a lot about him lately, today Jagger would have been 8 years old, and we would have been a team for 6 years in September. I was talking with my wife about his first birthday we had with him! She stopped by the baker and got him a cake, with Sponge Bob-Square-Pants doing the back stroke in the lake, (that is because Jagger loved the water) over the years we had different parties for him and we would make sure all our kids came over to have cake. One year we had a BBQ and we told people not to feed him, but sometimes they would slip him something when I was not looking! lol
I went downtown today with my son, and it was Lucky’s first trip downtown to the city core, I stopped at the park were Jagger and I would stop so I could relieve him, or give him water or just give him a break before or after a long bus ride. I stood in his favorite place where he liked to sniff and roll around in the grass, after I spent so much time brushing him out in the mornings (I swear some people would tell me that my dog needs to be brushed, I would tell them he was, until he went to the park) as a smile came over my face remembering how silly and goofy he was. I decided that I should start introducing Lucky to this place because this is where we will be stopping in the future. I never was so reminded of Jagger as when I took off Lucky’s harness today. I gave him a long leash and gave him the busy command and then you know what he did? Yup, sniffed the ground, put the side of his nose on the ground and then proceeded to roll around in the grass, and the first thing I said to him was “what are you doing you nut, I just finished brushing you” I think it was the boy coming to say hi to me and let me know that he is still with us, as long as we hold him in our hearts and thoughts and prayers!