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as you posted this I was opening an email from my friend, Jimmy Beavers. He is a bondsman and a folk-gospel singer-songwriter extroardinair from Dallas.

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Do this , run and get this turned on ,call this one and that one, and tell them about the address change, put money in the bank, get money out, change telephone numbers,have your son network the computers,(totally embarrassed, by the thought that my son could understand the directions better than I could)
get married, move in, trying to make two into one.....dog gets sick, dog had to be put down....made son make decision................now that's something to talk about....the great decision
 
There are "marks" in your life, moments frozen in your mind. At least for me , times Like, JFK/RFK/Neil Armstrong stepping on the moon/Getting baptized/Losing virginity/Playing the first chord on a guitar....you get the picture.......
But also, there are the moments, that mark you as a person, Losing friends, family, Seeing the birth of a child,The death of someone close to you.....
 
I had a mark in time this week.......My son "JP" had to put his dog "Asta" to sleep this last Thursday.....I came home from the office that afternoon, and as soon as I could get out of the car, My son was at the garage asking me to come to the back yard.....Out there was the dog, lying on the ground, no longer able to stand.....Now let me back up just a second, "Asta" was my son's Dog from birth, I bought the dog about 2 months before JP was born .....he grew up with her, played with her as long as my son is alive.......very much a member of the family...
 
She had been getting sicker in the last few months, and had been losing weight, and I knew that she was near to her time to die, but could not bring myself to broach the subject with JP.Now there was no way around it, I called a Vet, told them what was going on, so we went to the Vet's.
 
The Vet came in and carefully, lovingly, looked over the dog and explained to my son the things that were wrong with her......The die was cast, The doctor told him that there was nothing else that he could do for her and she was in pain, "There is nothing I can do for her son".....I watched my son's face when he heard those words....."We need to put her down, end her suffering" were the next words out of the Vet's mouth.......
 
For those who have kids, you will understand the next thing I'm about to write....
At that moment, It would have been easy for me to make the decision for him, not to say that it would be any easier on me, I loved that dog........If I could , I would lay my hands down on the ground, for my child to walk upon, to prevent him from bruising his heals upon the ground.I didn't want to see him hurting..............Then, he looked up and told the doctor to put her down, cried like a baby, said his goodbyes to her and left........
 
Thursday, was a mark for me , two of them ,Our dog died, and I watched my son grow as a person.....becoming selfless instead of selfish.......he became a little more of a man , and a little less a child.....



as you posted this

Posted to Utterances




as you posted this I was opening an email from my friend, Jimmy Beavers. He is a bondsman and a folk-gospel singer-songwriter extroardinair from Dallas.

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Do this , run and get this turned on ,call this one and that one, and tell them about the address change, put money in the bank, get money out, change telephone numbers,have your son network the computers,(totally embarrassed, by the thought that my son could understand the directions better than I could)
get married, move in, trying to make two into one.....dog gets sick, dog had to be put down....made son make decision................now that's something to talk about....the great decision
 
There are "marks" in your life, moments frozen in your mind. At least for me , times Like, JFK/RFK/Neil Armstrong stepping on the moon/Getting baptized/Losing virginity/Playing the first chord on a guitar....you get the picture.......
But also, there are the moments, that mark you as a person, Losing friends, family, Seeing the birth of a child,The death of someone close to you.....
 
I had a mark in time this week.......My son "JP" had to put his dog "Asta" to sleep this last Thursday.....I came home from the office that afternoon, and as soon as I could get out of the car, My son was at the garage asking me to come to the back yard.....Out there was the dog, lying on the ground, no longer able to stand.....Now let me back up just a second, "Asta" was my son's Dog from birth, I bought the dog about 2 months before JP was born .....he grew up with her, played with her as long as my son is alive.......very much a member of the family...
 
She had been getting sicker in the last few months, and had been losing weight, and I knew that she was near to her time to die, but could not bring myself to broach the subject with JP.Now there was no way around it, I called a Vet, told them what was going on, so we went to the Vet's.
 
The Vet came in and carefully, lovingly, looked over the dog and explained to my son the things that were wrong with her......The die was cast, The doctor told him that there was nothing else that he could do for her and she was in pain, "There is nothing I can do for her son".....I watched my son's face when he heard those words....."We need to put her down, end her suffering" were the next words out of the Vet's mouth.......
 
For those who have kids, you will understand the next thing I'm about to write....
At that moment, It would have been easy for me to make the decision for him, not to say that it would be any easier on me, I loved that dog........If I could , I would lay my hands down on the ground, for my child to walk upon, to prevent him from bruising his heals upon the ground.I didn't want to see him hurting..............Then, he looked up and told the doctor to put her down, cried like a baby, said his goodbyes to her and left........
 
Thursday, was a mark for me , two of them ,Our dog died, and I watched my son grow as a person.....becoming selfless instead of selfish.......he became a little more of a man , and a little less a child.....