Sunday, November 21, 2010
Carolyn Westbrook: At the Plantation
(Pictured here: Victoria and Jack)
Back home at the Plantation and all of you that know me, know how I always talk about our big, black lab, Jack. He was the protector of the house and all who live here. He kept the skunks, coyotes, and everything else away, and was always waiting at the end of the road to welcome me home. He would run beside my truck and lead the way into the drive with tail wagging and his big ol' tongue hanging out. We have had many dogs and still have three others, but none would take the place of Jack. Just before I left for NYC, as I had to walk down to the barn to get something, Jack ran before me, as he always did, to make sure that all was clear and to protect me.
He would stand in front of me and hold me back, many times, while he chased a cat out or a huge buzzard that was once nesting there. We noticed that he had been limping and the vet suggested arthritis. During the Halloween Weenie Roast and Hayride, I noticed he was having a hard time getting around. We took him for an x-ray and bad news...bone cancer. He did not last long and he passed this week and it was a very teary good-bye. He was one of our family.
He will be sorely missed and reminds us of how important it is to be thankful for the little things and enjoy every being that is in your life, as we never know when that can change. So, this Thanksgiving, I will be reminded once again, to count our blessings and to thank God for all of the creatures and blessings in our life. I appreciate every one of you that support me through the things that I am able to do.
Happy Thanksgiving to any and all who are reading this and my thanks to you!!!