My old friend Neil Gaiman has written a very moving eulogy for his dog Cabal, posted here. If you're a dog-lover yourself, beware; it's virtually impossible to read the piece without a few tears. As I wiped off my own, I turned to Tilly and insisted, "You're going to life forever, right?"
To lose a good dog is to lose a best friend and family member all in one. Rest in peace, Cabal.The painting below is "Know But Do Not Tell " by the wonderful American painter Jeanie Tomanek. The name, I'm guessing, refers to this quote from the letters of Emily Dickinson:
"You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell."