Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The 1000 yard Stare

Once upon a time, my mom and dad had my great uncles, Max and Wupper. They're both gone now but never forgotten. Twice a year, my peeps get that "1,000 yard stare". It's kind of weird, like they can see something, a long ways off, but just barely. At least twice a year, they get that far-away look and Thursday will be eight years ago that my uncle Wupper passed. He was preceded by my other uncle, Max, who had passed away just ten weeks earlier that year. That was a really tough year for my peeps. Really tough. Wupper was 18 and Max was 15. A good long time many would say. But really, is it ever long enough?



The Boys


  1. Howdy Sam, no it's never long enough. Our mum gets that look too so we send your mum and dad gentle hugs. We read this short poem on Bert's blog and have added it to ours. You can have it too if you want. We don't know who wrote it but it is just perfect.

    If Love alone could have spared you,
    You would have lived forever.

    Take care rollin' buddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  2. Losing both of them so close to each other is beyond heart wrenching.
    No - it never is long enough. Our thoughts go out to your mom and dad.

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  3. These amazing animals stay in our hearts forever: never forgotten, always present. What beautiful dogs! My heart is with you.
    Sending lots of ((Hugs)) to you.

  4. Wow, what a cute eye patch Wupper had! I'm glad your peeps take the time to remember their past dogs and to share the memories with the rest of us.

  5. They are handsome dudes! It's kind of strange to know that all things pass. Let's hope we will all live for many many many years in excellent health and rude spirits.

  6. It's never long enough, my friend!
    Special friends stay with us forever!

    Have a nice weekend!

  7. Two beautiful dogs, and it's never long enough no matter how old they live to be. How nice of your peeps to remember their past dogs, very nice idea.