I could have sworn I heard you barking last night. That distinctive Malinois pitch - that certain bark when you insist on getting something - usually's Joe's toy. For a moment I thought Joe and you were playing your exclusive version of 'Snatch-Fetch'. Only to remember that you are gone.
Then Tuffy barked, as if to answer. Followed by the howls of the entire pack (interestingly without the prompting of the siren's wails). Maybe that was you after all. Back to say your goodbyes since you left us so suddenly.
This evening as I was staring into the heavens, I witnessed something most curious. A silent moving globe of light - the size of a distant star ... yet a little nearer to earth. For a while I thought it was a flying object - an airplane? A helicopter? But usually their lights would blink, and this light was constant. Nor was there a distinct roar of engines. I stared at what I could only describe as a 'little star' moving towards the half moon ... and then as mysteriously as it appeared, it dissappeared into the moon's light.
All I could think of then was you, Trixie. Maybe they were right after all, you have gone on to become a star.
We will all miss you. The Furkids for being their race- queen ring leader. Tuffy and Snoopy would miss your affectionate wags and kisses. (Not sure Anna would miss you since you almost made ribbons out of her face). Joe will miss having you in his game of 'Fetch' or 'Snatch' - infact, just now after a game while I was giving him a drink from the garden hose, he half expected you to sneak up to his toy and snatch it away! And I most of all would miss just calling for you and watching you come happily bounding.
This is the only way I know how to say goodbye Trixie. With words. Take care darling girl. Love you loads.
Tee, Tuffy, Snoopy, Joe, Anna, Tubby, Wally, Brandi and Dexter