I wanted to take a moment – a pause from regular, everyday posts – to remember Tiddles. Earlier this morning, I got the unfortunate news that my girlfriend’s dog, Tiddles, passed away early this morning. I can only imagine the horrific experience that she went through. He was an older dog, but he had fallen ill just last evening. Apparently, the illness was just a bit too much, and he did not make it through. Sadly, he is no longer with us; forever, he will be missed. Reflecting back, he only came into my life about three years ago when foursquare surprised me / introduced me to Elaine [via the app]. He was always very loving – a true bonus addition to my already-amazing life.
I never really had a dog when I was growing up. Many cousins did, but I did not. Instead, I had a guinea pig [Milky Way] and a few goldfish as well, but that was basically the extent of it growing up. While I did not get to spend much time with Tiddles, the time that I did spend with him was great. I will admit that taking a walk up Kennesaw Mountain with Elaine and Jamie will not be the same, and there will be that void on the couch while rooting on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons [and Detroit Tigers… and Peyton Manning]. Certainly, life has its twists and turns – pets and humans alike are merely here for a brief moment. I appreciated these precious moments, and I encourage you to do the same. Certainly, today is a sad day, but it is also one that comes with great memories of the past! We’ll miss you, Tiddles!