Thursday, December 03, 2009

r.i.p. maynard dixon bennion

yesterday a tragedy struck our family when our sweet sweet dixon the dog was taken prematurely by a hunter in the hills south of spring city. rather then dwell on the inhumanity of the hunters actions, i want to say a few things about this dearest dog. dixon, or as i always called him dixal pixal was the soul of Christ-like kindness in doggie form. he NEVER ever growled. not once in his life. he was always sweet, tender, unassuming, humble, completely obedient, tolerant of others (he endlessly submitted to being ernie's chew toy), happy, self sufficient, gentle, mellow, and always ready to go on a long walk or hike in the hills. he was the sort of friend everyone dreams of, one who always makes you feel like you are most special and beloved, one who gives and takes in equanimity, one who will defend and protect you against any aggressor, one who loves snuggling and taking naps by the fire, and one who is always ready to go on an adventure. he was never obnoxious either, some dogs want love so much they are always pestering you for it, but dixon (while he LOVED being loved and petted) would ask gently and not beg incessantly. he always made the funniest high pitched squealing whines when he knew you were getting ready to take him for a walk, and loved to hike right behind me. i will greatly miss our sweet dear dixon and hope that he is reunited with old kane and all our other doggies up in dog heaven. thank you dixon for being such a good example on how to be kind and true.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry. It hurts so bad when a pet passes away.

hannah g said...

I am sorry to hear about your dog, Zina! Neither of my dogs sounds half as good as yours on paper, and I know it would break my heart for a long time to lose either of them.

Marcus Pulsipher said...

I still can't believe how it happened, and am still fairly incensed about it. I'm sorry for your loss. Dogs are like lovers: you never quite get over losing one, but can rest assured that another one will come along that you will be able to love just as much, if not more. :)

sam said...

So, so sorry to hear about your guys's loss, Zi. So awful but what a good, good dog.

david. said...

i'm at work and got misty eyed. so sad! i loved dixon. :(

Eliza said...

Dear Zina - This is so sad. I am so sorry. Do you remember our cat Norton? Was he on the scene when you were at SL? He bugged me, was always grumpy and had a pretty bad attitute, but when he passed away of old age I was completley devastated.

That same, unmistakable hollow loss is felt anytime we loose a loved one. No matter who that loved-one is. I am so sorry. And to be killed in the way he was seems so wrong and unfair.

I told Millie about this and asked her if there was anything that she would like to say to you. She was rather pragmatic about it as only a four year old can be, and said, "I think we should say to her not to be too sad because she has plenty of dogs." I hope you take that in the spirit it was meant - she said it with heartfelt love, she just didn't want you to be too sad.