Monster Dog Haiku
Sometimes you would pee
on mom’s kitchen floor when you
would get excited
My brother Kevin and sister in law Jamie’s dog Jasper passed away this week. He was a hulking Black Lab/Wolf (yes, wolf) mix. We think that the wolf in him knew that he had something wrong and so he let himself out and had one last romp before ending things on his own terms. He was older than any of my kids, and so they’d known him forever. We called him the Monster Dog because he was big enough to have swallowed either of our kids whole when they were young, but he never so much as growled at either of them. He was a part of any family gathering just as much as any of his humans. He will be missed.