August 7th, 2009
"we are who we are what do the others know? but
poetry is not for me
so show me the way to go (home)"--Sundays song
This fine fellow is Paco, my in-laws' shih tzu dog. I took this snap out in the Arizona desert, on a fine March day a few months ago. I learned today that Paco passed away quite unexpectedly, at the age of about one year.
My flickr photo of Paco is featured on someone's how-to website as an example of a puppy-cut. I see it often when I check my flickr referrers, to see where my Creative Commons photos get used.
Lots of people "met" Paco.
I feel a sense of loss, though I'd met Paco but a bareful few fingerfuls of times. Loss works like that sometimes. I do not wish to melodramatically claim the loss of another's pet as my own, on thin acquaintance. But I can say he was a fine and jaunty dog. Rest in peace.