A friend of mine has a Jack Russel called “Meron”. She got the name from a Japanese comic book character.
We would all go for walks,bike rides & paddling.
Last Friday late afternoon we went to Grice Bay road for a bike ride. We normally let Meron run for awhile. My friend had a small doggy trailer she pulled behind her. Meron seemed to love it!
We finished our ride after sunset & put the bikes up on the bike rack & headed back. My friend dropped me off & went home. When she got there,she let Meron out & she promptly ran down their pathway to the shoreline barking. She would do this very often,no doubt to warn away any interlopers!
About a hour later my friend realized Meron hadn’t come back from her own little walk? She went down to the waters edge & called for Meron but got no response. My friend was worried so she phoned me & explained what had happened. I rode over with my own flashlight & searched along the shore line for her but couldn’t find her. (I might add that she was 14 years old & her hearing was going)
I told my friend she would most likely find her way home as she always had & went back home for the night.
The next morning someone found Meron dead on the local bicycle path! I suspected she was hit by a car but couldn’t find any signs of trauma?
It simply looked like she had died of natural causes?
I dug her a grave later that day & we said our last goodbyes.
Meron & I had a great relationship! Whenever I came over to visit my friend,she would hear me & get up from her bed (that she seemed to use a lot) & come out to greet me! I would get down on all fours & talk to her. I’d scratch her while she was doing her downward dog stretch! She always liked that & would give me a kiss.
I will miss her very much!
Our pet friends mean so very much to each of us,don’t they! I will try to remember all the adventures we had & cherish those moments!
Goodbye my friend….