White Dog and The White Dog Army wish that the back side of the Circle of Life wasn't so hard to accept with grace and understanding. Early this morning Suka, one of the WDA's very best friends, from, the blog, Suka's Just Sayin', passed over the Bridge. He had just been diagnosed with heart problems after a summer of age catching up with him in terms of moving slower and eating less.
He was K's special boy and had been at her side through tough times, a constant source of encouragement and support. Suka made her--all of us--laugh and asked the questions that made us all think. He shared space in every post for a Moment of Beauty highlighting humans' greatest artistic accomplishments and reminding us that we should strive for THAT instead of what the headlines shout. We always shall think of him as a profound philosopher and observer of life.
Suka was an independent boy and often wandered in his younger years, but he came to understand the fear and stress that his absences put on K. When it is only you two, the obligation is so much greater to think of your partner.
Our dear friend loved duck jerky almost as much as the WDA does, and we are certain that on the other side, you can just nab strips off of bushes. We hope there is a compassionate yet fulfilling fix for Suka's passion for bunnies as well, so that they can live peaceably side-by-side while the Hunter Wolf is satisfied.
We know he is at peace and is restored to youth and health. We ask the Universe to grant K peace as well. We wrap our paws and arms around her in understanding and comfort, and we share the pain of loss. Tonight we will howl our sendoff at the stars and will now anxiously await the first snow in the mountains (predicted for this week) so that the WDA can leave our snow loving friend a special message written in the secret language of the dog.
We are so glad you did not suffer, Suka. But we are selfish and we already miss you more than words can say. KrisAnne, may our loving tears help wash away your ache so that someday the hole will be filled with warm happy loving memories to sustain you.