Autumn’s unexpected change.

9 Sep


“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”-Earnest Hemingway

Even though autumn is the season of “change,” I don’t like the kind of unexpected change that I received today. I lost a “family member” and friend last night: my dog, Roxy. She was diagnosed with a tumor in her bladder a few months ago. No amount of words can express the pain I’m feeling. However, I am thankful that I have plenty of pictures that I took of Roxy to remind me of the love and happiness that she brought to my family.




7 Responses to “Autumn’s unexpected change.”

  1. photosfromtheloonybin September 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Oh Amelia, I am so very very sorry about Roxy. There is nothing I can say right now that will ease your pain, but you are on the right path already with your positive thoughts about the memories you will always have through your photographs. I wish I was there so I could give you a big hug and listen to your stories of your beautiful friend!!

  2. Carrie September 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Amelia- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When I had to say goodbye to Lilly it was painful and I, too, will cherish my memories and pictures. Yet, your goodbye is very different. You will be in my thought and prayers. Peace to you and your family.

  3. gacochran September 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    so sorry…

  4. Anita S September 10, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I am very sorry to hear about your beautiful dog Roxy. Thank you for sharing this sadness with you and for showing us pictures of her. I am thinking of you my dear.

  5. mcwoman September 10, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    As a fellow animal lover, I’m so sorry to hear about Roxy. Canine and feline friends become so close to us because we receive unconditional love from them. In so many ways, animals are easier to love than people.

  6. 4amWriter September 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I hit the ‘like’ button not for the content 😦 but because I totally feel for you right now. It is soooo difficult to lose a pet. They take a part of us with them, just like they leave a part of them behind. I hope you’re doing okay. Roxy sure looks like she was a beautiful doggie.

  7. Eileen Slovak September 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    So sorry, 😦 But it was a beautiful tribute.

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