James Lileks' dog, Jasper, has passed on at nineteen.
Such a friend and such a friendship elevates us and makes us better people.
There may be something wrong with Lileks' site this morning. The screen got awfully bleary a couple of times.
Being a person raised around working dogs and hunting dogs, horses and other livestock on a farm, I don't think it ever occurred to me that they were mere beasts. I feel a kinship and a bond. Man may rule, but we are in this together.