Monday, January 2, 2012

Vicky


This is what The Husband said last night; "Oh, I forgot to tell you, Vicky died."

This is what I said;  "WHAT?!" and "How could you forget to tell me? When, and how?" Followed by; "I need to be alone now."

HOW COULD HE FORGET TO TELL ME?!

So I sat in my living room alone, huffed and puffed a bit, and then cried.


Apparently, Vicky got very ill sometime after Christmas and passed away. And even though she's a dog, and not even my dog, I'm very sad, more sad than one should probably be about a dog that never belonged to her.

But you see, when I first came to Le Petit Village on holiday, before moving here, and before Fifty was even a thought in my head or even born for that matter, I met Vicky. She belonged to Child Bride's parents and roamed the village freely, greeting tourists and villagers alike, always looking for a pat on the head, or a treat.

Of course I bonded with her immediately. I like dogs anyway, but we really bonded because Vicky didn't judge me for not speaking French, or roll her eyes at my pronunciation, and she never laughed at my funny accent. So I found myself making friends with Vicky, petting, cooing, and avoiding eye contact with the people conversing around me. And when I moved here and brought home a three month old Fifty, she mothered him with me. She came for walks with him and nudged him along.


I'll miss her smush mush boxer face. I'll miss how excited she'd be to see me and how she'd invite herself into the house (sometimes even opening the door herself), and watching her play with Fifty (even when they would cheat at rugby)


And I'm really going to miss all the stalking (like this time, and this one too) because she was the sweetest stalker there ever was. 

RIP Vicky

you were a good dog

bisou

37 comments:

  1. So sad. : ( I can't believe how attached I get to animals, even animals who aren't mine. Especially dogs.

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  2. Oh no.... :(

    I'm a total animal lover too, I'll cry more in a film if an animal dies over humans.

    xxx

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  3. Aw, I'm so sorry! My dog and Vicky would've been BFs - we call him The Creeper sometimes.

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  4. I am so sad for you. Remember her well. xxx

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  5. oh no, i'm so sorry to hear vicky died! my siblings and i were really sad too when our uncle's dog died a year ago. :/

    <3, Mimi

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  6. oh no! we love them pups like they're kids! very sad. BUT she'll meet you on the bridge!

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  7. I'm really sorry to hear about that. It's rough when animals pass, even if they weren't yours.

    :(

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  8. So sad! I grew up with a Boxer, and as a lover of all dogs as well, I'm sending Happy Vicky thoughts your way! xo

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  9. I'm now nostalgic for the old day when dogs were allowed to be dogs and roam around free. I'm so sorry to hear about Vicky.

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  10. I almost felt like Vicky was a part of your family because she slipped in and out of your blog with the same feel. Her antics...and poor Fifty. He will miss his friend and try to look for her.

    I am glad you took such endearing photos of the two of them together.

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  11. I didn't realize Vicky was not your dog. I guess I missed that part because Vicky was so much a part of your family. How sad to lose such a friend.

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  12. I haven't kept up with blogging in the past couple weeks so firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR, etc. And secondly, SO SORRY to hear about Vicky. I'm sure she is in a very happy puppy-dog heaven. :)

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  13. This just broke my heart to hear....

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  14. I know I said it on fb, but oh so sorry to hear! I totally get it, it *is* devastating, even when she wasn't actually yours.

    How could the Husband forget to tell you!?

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  15. oh, poor vicky. and fifty. and it seems, you too my sweetheart girlie.
    sniff,
    aidan xo

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  16. It doesn't matter that she wasn't your dog Sara. You watched her grow up and she was your doggie support system when you first moved there. I think it's wonderful that you're grieving her loss and honoring it at the same time.

    Hopefully Fifty won't be sad for too long!

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  17. So hard to lose a beloved animal. My heart goes out to you.

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  18. Thats devastating. :(
    and please slap your husband.
    T xx

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  19. love this post and the photos. sending you happy thoughts as you think about your pup.

    xoxo navy & orange

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  20. Oh sugar-booger, I know how much this would make you sad.

    Give Fifty an extra big cuddle from me.

    Miss your face. xx

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  21. I'm sorry. :(

    The only downside to knowing a pet- they never last long enough.

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  24. I know I'm emotional these days but you've got me watering up. So sad your friend is gone. Fifty will miss her too. Dogs really are like little people. We do get attached. Feel better, Sara. Cyber hugs to you. xo

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  25. RIP Vicky. :(

    Vicky is for sure in heaven with all the other wonderful pooches.

    xo

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  26. Aw, that is really sad. Even if she wasn't yours. Fifty will miss her as much as you, I'm sure. x

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  27. awwwww so sorry for your loss, losing any animal pet is hard. I'm sending good thoughts and well wishes your way girl!

    xoxo

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  28. Gutted. I'm so sad and so sorry :(
    xo
    S.

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  29. oh I am so sorry! OUr dog that I grew up with died about three years ago. It was so hard b/c they become a part of the family. So sorry for your loss :-(

    xoxo
    Aarean

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  30. so sad....my condolences at the loss of vicky. she looked like she was quite the character, full of life..boxers are amazing dogs.

    sending hugs and blessings for all the best in the new year,

    amanda

    xoxo

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  31. This hurt my heart to read. I'm so sorry you lost your "pet". I love how you described her as being the one to not judge you with your accent and English-speaking. That's so special. :o) I'll be thinking about you...

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  32. Sorry to hear your sad news. I was devastated when my cat died so I can imagine how you feel :(

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  33. How sad - when my Golden passed my vet sent me this poem http://www.petloss.com/rainbowbridge.htm

    Made me cry all over again, (and even now 4 years later seeing that f-ing poem again I'm sniveling) but like Sam V said - she'll meet you on the bridge.

    Hugs to you and Fifty!

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  34. Oh no! Sad sad sad times! I remember a few of your posts about Vicky.

    In high school one of my best friends had a boxer... I absolutely adored him. That dog and I were soul mates of some kind, I swear we had a deep connection that neither of us understood... He was always more excited to see me than to see his real owner, and frankly that was fine with me. I adored him. Then, shortly after his 6th birthday he died. I still cry sometimes remember his sweet slobbery mouth, bouncy personality and kind eyes.

    Rest in peace Vicky.

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