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Monday, January 24, 2011

A Bittersweet Story

And it actually does involve both a dog and a horse. In The New York Times today, in the "New York" Section is a beautiful piece about two men and a young boy with special needs whom they adopted, titled "Against All Odds, a Beautiful Life." This courageous young man, Maurice, passed away on January 14, 2011, but what a beautiful legacy he left. His grieving fathers and older brother are joined by his faithful dog, Hunter, and horse, Rocky, in mourning his passing. The writing is so beautiful that we dare not try to summarize further.

Parental Unit thought this story was so touching, yet uplifting, that she read it three times in a row, and felt compelled to share with those who might have missed it.
Read and enjoy the full story here: www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/nyregion/24towns.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion


After reading this, I thought I'd just sit quietly for awhile and contemplate my place in this crazy, wonderful world...



12 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks SO much fur sharing that -

Yes, bittersweet surely is term fur deskhribing it -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I hope woo liked the license plate I found fur woo!

Asta said...

bocci
Thwough tewas Mommi wead this to me..thank you fow bwinging it to ouw attention.
I think Mauwece had a life full of love..much too showt, but wich nevewtheless.
I'm still pondewing
Life is so hawd and confoosing, but love can make a diffewence
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Jake of Florida said...

Having just listened to a hateful diatribe on cable, this lesson of love helped restore my equilibrium. Wilf the other day was quoted as saying that love makes things easy. It also makes them so bittersweet.

Once again, thank you dear Bocci!!

lillij said...

Today is the day for bitter sweet and inspirational tales to be sure. Thanks for sharing that story.

Opie

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story, Bocci. Mama says she needed something like this to make her slow down and remember what is really important.

Your pal, Pip

Keisha said...

That was a beautiful story. Thank u. :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

Thank you so much for sharing - it makes me appreciate all the good things in my quiet little life.

Priscilla said...

Thanks for sharing the story! I'm a bit leaky after reading it. Life is still beautiful, isn't it?

Helen said...

My Dad forwarded this article to me because I actually grew up in Montclair about two blocks from this house. I knew there was a horse there but I didn't know Maurice's story until I read the lovely article.

Pup Fan said...

Very touching story... thank you for sharing it.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thanks for following.
I am now following back as Bonnie on GFC.
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Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

Bocci, you are very photogenic. All of us at All Things Dog Blog hope you'll join in the Super Dog Sunday Blog Hop at our site; it's for all of our furriends! Read more here: http://www.allthingsdogblog.com/2011/01/why-join-in-super-dog-sunday-blog-hop.html

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