White Dog and the rest of the Army closed ranks as I sobbed.
"no more magnificent smiles ever again," I keened.
It was so fast. so unexpected. When did we cross from hope to "it is time?" I had only gotten up to go to the bathroom and when I returned...
Ferguson had run for the stars.
I caressed the soft fur.
The White Dog Army pushed faces against me and pressed tightly. White Dog jumped up to be at her place next to me.
I took a breath and dialed the phone. "Steve? Ferg is gone."