Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Smile in remembrance


A few years ago there was a cool dog named Norwood. Long time readers might remember that he and his Mom used to go for long runs in the woods, and that we were all devastated when he became suddenly ill and crossed the rainbow bridge long before his time.

His mom knit stars and sent them to some of us to hang in special places. Katie and I hung our star in her park where it fluttered for quite a long time before it disappeared.

Well today a very good friend and her boy Deuce joined us at Katie’s park. She brought along three metal stars, one for Norwood, one for Reilly and one for Denny, and we hung them on a tree tucked into the back of the park.

It’s our tribute tree where we will remember those special dogs that have gone before us, and who we hope to see again someday. The engraver got confused and dubbed Norwood a Cowspot Dog instead of Denny, but that’s OK, Norwood can be an honorary Cowspot Dog, because he was just that cool. And I’m sure Denny and Reilly would share.

In fact I’m sure they were all together while we were out at the park, smiling at us as their stars went up. People are honored with a star on the walk of fame, but dogs? Well they’re a lot more interested in a good tree.

Do you see the stars way up above Katie’s head?

And now three special dogs have one, and that makes me smile.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “Smile in remembrance

  1. Lovely remembrance. At one of the dog parks here, there’s a fence where people leave the tags of the dogs that have gone to the Bridge.

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  2. A very nice little remembrance. The dogs of our lives are very special and it is nice tribute to all that they gave 🙂


  3. love the idea of a tribute tree – 🙂


  4. What a clever idea! Every dog needs to be remembered for the good things he did, the enjoyment and comfort he brought, and the smiles he coaxed forth. (Say, you weren’t kidding — you really *don’t* have snow, do you?!?)


  5. What a fabulous idea. I wish I could knit!


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  7. What a great idea. I love this!


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