"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1
While driving away, Rahn commented that someday it might get him. I happened to look in my rear view mirrow, realizing that as he uttered these words, Pippen had been run over. It was a horrific scene, and I can only be thankful it was over very quickly.
As always, life lessons come out of tragedy. Our grandchildren witnessed his passing and their Marmee's grieving. Hartwell comforted me and Bella told me it was okay, that Pippen would go to heaven. During church the next day Hartwell tapped Papa on the shoulder to give him a folded up note for Marmie. It was very sweet and thoughtful--so like Hartwell.
In a flash, everything had changed. I suddenly wished I had groomed him more...petted him more...played with him more...and walked him more. And why didn't I have any pictures of him as a tiny puppy? Ironically, he came to us not much past Thanksgiving 2006, after we had to put our dear Jack Russell, Harry, to sleep.
Needless to say, we bonded and he was my inseperable side-kick and my constant and devoted companion for just three short years. It was over all too soon.
Farewell little Pippen. Though everyone else may forget you, I never, never will. And someday I'll see you again--in heaven!