Happy Birthday, Mickey
It was May since I last wrote here and not coincidentally, it was May when we lost a beloved family member, Mickey, a Tibetan Terrier. We celebrate his birthday today, Halloween. This is an appropriate birth date for him, I guess, as he was quite a trickster, with an intelligence that allowed for keen playfulness, willfulness and even deception. We loved that about him. He was a presence, one of a kind. He had a saintliness, a wise gentleness that touched our lives and the lives of family, neighbors, friends, and strangers every day. Mickey was 13.5 years when he died from heart disease. Part of his AKC registered name is Braveheart, and brave, big-hearted he was throughout his life. We miss you, Mickey.
Here’s a poem written for Mickey by our 9-year old neighbor, Zoe.
He was a great dog who purred, not barked,
He shined like a glistening star,
He made sure that his owners’ felt safe
He cared for his family through love and friendship,
He was a best friend with any dog
This dog was Mickey.