Penny 1994 – 2009

Rescued from the shelter, she was a tough customer, stoic to the end. I just came in from burying her on a rise overlooking the river, near where her old pal Mingo is buried. I left some incense burning on her grave to help send her spirit on its way. penny2

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

12 thoughts on “Penny 1994 – 2009”

  1. Thanks, Pablo. She had a good run and she went out with dignity, which is about all any of us could wish for, I think.

  2. Condolences to you and Carol. You gave Penny a very nice life with lots of companionship and care.

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