As I write this, in just a few moments, Bad Pants’ former pug, Winston, will be crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Winston has lived with Disney Princess since their divorce and we have pug-sat off and on since our marriage.
Winston is the last of the truly old dogs in my circle. He has meant as much to DP as Freya has to me, giving her the same strength, comfort and security that only one’s heart dog can.
Winston has spent the last couple years blind, deaf and without his sense of smell. No matter how often I’ve railed at Disney Princess’s choice to continue his life, trapped in his own doggie world, my heart goes out to her today.
Winston has been with “Grandma” and Doodle while Disney Princess says goodbye and sees her Army Guy off to War. DP will not be there to hold him one last time or say goodbye as the light dims in his clouded eyes. In return, Winston will not be there to greet her after her long, cross country drive back to Oregon next week. Nor will he be there to greet Doodle again after a long day at school.
This is the end of an era. All the truly great, truly old dogs of my circle end today with Winston. It has been a heart wrenching year.
So, if you could, if you would, please say a prayer, light a candle, or send positive thoughts for Winston, Bad Pants, Doodle and Disney Princess today.
Go in Peace, little pug. Go with love. You’re job is over. It’s been a job well done.