A Home Funeral for Our Dog Proved to Be Transformational
During the last 48 hours, our beloved dog Kohala Duke Dino has been resting in a place of honor in our beautiful garden guest room. This is my very first home funeral and Paul and I have created his altar, demonstrating our gratitude and love.
Thirty of Dino's dear friends have stopped by to say goodbye, since his death on Monday. They came bringing food, chocolate, flowers, wine, and cool special love objects for Dino. Most importantly, they brought all of us, open-hearted love. We are so grateful.
Dino, you have been such blessing to everyone! Thank you for your endless love.
We have a secret, you and I,
That no one else shall know,
For who, but I can see you lie,
Each night, in fireglow?
And who but I can reach my hand
Before we go to bed,
And feel the living warmth of you
And touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths,
And see, ahead of me,
Your small form racing with the wind,
So young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim
In every brook I pass.
And, when I call, no one but I
Can see the bending grass.