Saturday, February 6, 2010

Goodbye to Dexter

(Over the Thanksgiving holiday.)

Dear Dexter,

We met just that one time. You came over with Ruth and Edie. Already well into your fight with cancer, were you in pain that day? If you were, I couldn't tell! No, you did everything we asked of you: You sat - patiently. And when we asked you to, you smiled that smile. You made me smile. And between us, I think we just may have made Ruth's day that day. Of course, you made Ruth's day every day for almost twelve years.

You're a special boy.

And you are missed.