Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I Am Not A Dog

Only a few people know this, but just before he died, my Dad started a blog.  The title "I Am Not A Dog" came from decades of jokes about being named Jack Russell.  He was a lonely, bored old man, so I thought maybe having a place to tell some of his "funny" stories and jokes would give him something to do.  I figured the world would probably get a kick out of a 78 year old man blogging.  So, I set him up with a space on Blogger and showed him how to use it.  Sadly, there are only three entries as his story ended shortly after.

Even after eight years, today is a sad day. October is always a sad month filled with memories of the lasts. My Timehop app and Facebook memories are full of hospital check ins and doctor visits.  I found myself looking at the calendar trying to ignore this day was coming.  I still think about the last real conversation I had with him.  I still miss him terribly and wish I could talk to him once more.  Most of all, I wish my kids still had their Poppi.  How they loved him so.

Thinking of my Dad today on the 8th anniversary of his passing.


  1. I am so sorry. It never gets easier either no matter how long our parents are gone. I did chuckle at his name and what a cute idea for a blog. How sad that he could only put up a few entries for it. What a great gift that would have been for your girls to have been able to learn more about him by reading it if he had been around longer and shared more.


  2. Oh my goodness. I just read his post entries; what a sweet and funny soul. My heart hurts for you. The loss of your parents never goes away, but we live with all the good memories. Those will be in our hearts forever. Big hugs.

  3. My heart hurts for you too, Mel. Cherish the good memories and find comfort in knowing that our loved ones in heaven are watching out for us.

    Sending you lots and lots of hugs.

  4. I am so sorry Mel, and he is in heaven now. I just visited his blog and saw his cute photo and read his lovely post entries. Wonderful daddy and Poppi!