Just Something Worth Saying

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living 272617

Montana TreeBlogging does not always have to be "on subject." Sometimes it just feels good to say, or talk about something else. Does it always have to be a Market Report this, or Community that, or restaurant or other such thing?

Sometimes, other thoughts sound better. It might be something else on our mind. Maybe the mere typing of the words is some unknown therapy to the author...and even to the reader

 September 16, 1994 and January 19, 2007.

Days I will remember forever. Moments when my life changed....forever. Things precious and important to me, gone...forever. 

But memories are a wonderful thing. Be they in your head, a journal, a blog, or a photo album. I know now why they say if your house is burning down, and you can save anything...save your photo albums. There are many who still have them..not in digital form!

September 16, 1994 my Dad left my world, for a better world. I have never understood why. It's just the way of some power much higher than I can imagine. I remember the last time I saw him, both alive and on the day of his funeral. And many other memories I will have....forever. 

January 19, 2007.  A living being that worshiped the very ground I walked on left me....forever. Nero, my beloved Greyhound lived his live to the fullest. I rescued him and gave him 13 years he almost never saw. I think now of the times I yelled, hit with a towel and got mad at my faithful companion. Yet now, what I would not give for 5 or 10 minutes with him. Nudging my arm right now as I type, saying, "Dad, you're always on the 'puter Dad. Talk to me Dad."

A distant friend just lost their faithful companion. And these words were so true, that, well...


They were Just Something Worth Saying.


King Pooh Head 1994-2007Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me to learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

Plese take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and stand ready, willing, and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make herioc efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently.

I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands. 

--Author Unknown.

Comments (9)

Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Thom, thanks for sharing. My husband and I are faced with an aging golden retriever and soon I am afraid we will have to face the dreaded decision of letting him go.  And coincidental, we have toyed with the idea of adopting greyhounds in the future.

Apr 02, 2013 08:05 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Thom, what a truly beautiful and somewhat heartwrenching letter from you to the world! I am grateful that I happened upon this as I was trying to get to "My home" and my computer wasn't moving fast enough.

My dad was my hero. I choose not to remember the day he died. He is with me constantly, comes to me in my dreams.

I am also a HUGE dog lover (I started to cry reading the first part of the piece beside your sweet doggie's face and I couldn't read the rest--I have a client due any minute and have to hold it together!)

Wonderful--thank you for Just Saying.


Apr 02, 2013 08:09 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Thanks for sharing this with us today.  I have known both of those pains.  Lost my Dad on January 5, 1995 and find one of our cats dead last Thanksgiving.  Horrible days indeed.  Took me a long time to remember my Dad as not being sick.  He wasted away with lung cancer.  I miss him every day.  Would give anything for one more of his hugs.

Apr 02, 2013 08:13 AM
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Thom, the most difficult things I had to do while I was going through chemo several years ago was dealing with a terminally ill pet, my beautiful Edna Kitty whom I still miss to this day.

Apr 02, 2013 08:16 AM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Kathy: I love all dogs...but it will probably always be a Greyhound from now till.....

Gayle:  I cried when I read it.....

Chris Ann:  My Dad died very suddenly. I certainly cannot say that was the best way...there is no such thing!

Nancy: Can't compare with that for sure....

Apr 02, 2013 09:39 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Great tribute.  You are right, a blog doesn't have to be on target all the time.  I know mine aren't.

Apr 02, 2013 09:48 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I like to read blogs on other topics, it gives us a chance to know the writer on a more personal level.

Apr 02, 2013 11:14 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

We have 5 fur babies in my house and they are all getting older and I am so dreading the day I have to say good bye to any of them.  They are faithful friends.  And I can't even begin to imagine loosing a parent.  You get an extra little prayer tonight and hug on Thursday.

Apr 02, 2013 01:13 PM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

William: And I think our readers and clients appreciate something different once in awhile.

Kathy: Indeed

Tammy: Yes, I've been through the loss of my four legged child as kid, and now as an adult. It's never easy...they are your children in a different form. 

Apr 04, 2013 12:13 AM