Reflection

Reflection

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Tribute to Annie


Annie from Ellen F. on Vimeo.

It wouldn't be me if I did not do this.  I who hold the camera steady, waiting for the shot, waiting for the moment.  The memory that will remain for me to see time and again.  It wouldn't be me if I didn't find the music that fit the image.  These almost three weeks have slipped by as life does and most mornings I wait for Annie to shake, clink her collar with her name tag and rabies tag which in turn wakes Stewie and I at the same time.  Morning, time to get up, time to go outside and then be fed.  The routine, but the routine is different now.

She was just a dog some would say.  But who are they to say that when they did or do not know the bounds of love and companionship we shared?  All the animals in my life have filled a void of love that I must have needed.  My heart is full when I have my pets near me, walking, sitting, sleeping.  Annie would look deep into my eyes, those deep brown eyes, sometimes gaily sometimes with a hint of sorrow, all depending on how I was that day.  No judgement only a soft lick of my hand or my face.  A wag of her tail as if to say "all is well, I am here".  

Now we go on without our Golden girl.  Stewie is sleeping longer.  I may have to use an alarm clock which I haven't used on a regular basis in years and years.  I lay in bed waiting but she is gone.  How grateful I am to have had those past almost 11 years with her, to have filled us with such good times.  She had a good life.  She liked everyone.  

See you someday sweet dog.....with all my dear pups of days gone by.... 

The Long Road

 
And I wished for so long, cannot stay...
All the precious moments, cannot stay...
It's not like wings have fallen, cannot stay...
But I feel something's missing, cannot say...

Holding hands are daughters and sons

And their faiths just falling down, down, down, down...
I have wished for so long
How I wish for you today

We all walk the long road. Cannot stay...

There's no need to say goodbye...
All the friends and family
All the memories going round, round, round, round
I have wished for so long
How I wish for you today

And the wind keeps roaring

And the sky keeps turning gray
And the sun is set
The sun will rise another day...

We all walk the long road. Cannot stay...

There's no need to say goodbye...
All the friends and family
All the memories going round, round, round, round
I have wished for so long
How I wish for you today
How I've wished for so long
How I wish for you today

We all walk the long road

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sweet, sweet video. Ellen, I would love to send you something special -- would you mind emailing me your mailing address? elsophie at gmail dot com

Mel said...

She was well loved and loved well in return. Your video is a beautiful tribute.

Caroline said...

Ellen, what a beautiful tribute. Perfect.

She seems like an amazing dog and friend with an amazing life.

I will be thinking of you...

megan frasheski said...

I love that photograph of dad and annie, black and white on the trail!!! Love you and love you Annie dog. So strange to see the time go by like that. Ryan is all grown up now... in just 11 years things do change so much.. LOVE YoU

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