…thanks Vic Chesnutt for the title for this post. This post is about Life. Yes: Life and Life Only…
I got home Wednesday afternoon last week and I am settling in….Friday morning I was making my breakfast and I heard my dogs loudly scuffling outside…I rushed out and found them attacking one of our cats: Chico Che…I screamed and jumped in the middle of the ravenous mob and kicked them away…the cat ran but they caught him again in a ravine on our property…I was shouting for Carlos for help and I kept sobbing No! No! No! as I watched 5 of my beloved dogs become a murderous pack…Carlos appeared and was able to get the dogs away….somehow he and his brother Margarito were able to place Chico Che in a cat box and get him to the doctor. Sweet ginger boy died that afternoon of internal injuries…So yes….Life…and yes…death too. I am grieving for this sweet animal that was born in our closet who was always just a bit out of step from the rest…kind of like me. I have also forgiven our dogs…this is Nature…they were only responding to their Instincts and the Gravity of the Situation….I have buried Chico Che next to our original Mexican dog Kali down near the Chapel…sweet Beloveds…I have renamed the building next to the burial site: Casa Kali Chico Che….in loving memory of our critters who remind us of our True Nature and the Gravity that we share…
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Rae Miller says
My heart goes out to you, Anado. I remember meeting Chico Che, and he was a lovely guy. As my mother says when one of life’s “gravities” breaks my heart, “There’s nothing for it. At least let your heart be broken open.” I hope your memories of Chico Che are sweet and near, and your sadness is more of a fleeting visitor; and that seeing the sometimes incomprehensible workings of nature doesn’t diminish your love for your pack. My condolences to you and Richard.
OH Anado and Richard,
My heart hurts for you so much. Our animals are so important to us. Sadie has saved my life twice and she is now blind and old and my vet says i should be preparing myself. A hard one.
And if i had ever imagined i would be here in the USA for so long i would have brought Lito and Chispa with me.Instead of leaving them with Lola.
They are the first thoughts in my mind every waking day. I miss them so much.
that is truely horrible Anado…….what do you think brought this on?they have lived together as a pack for years…….
why would they attack like that out of the blue.?
anado mclauchlin says
Ajita, Individually there is peace between the animals…but over the years if one of the dogs starts chasing one of the cats…the others will join in…once they caught Cielo, our gray fave, and I was able to stop it…Simbha and Slidell were not in on it with Chico Che…it was the others especially Bart and Manchas…Our big male Sueño will oftentimes taunt the dogs…..it is a Campo Jungle out here….Natural Times in Mexico…..Love to all who have commented…
gary geiger says
Anado & Richard,
Read your post and our thoughts go out to you and what you have experienced over this. I hope you crate a little altar shrine for Chico Che. Gone but not forgotten. RIP.
Gary & Katia
Gerry Russell says
So sorry for your loss.
TEARS…JUST FLOWING WITH NO WAY TO STOP THEM…IT IS OK….SO MANY TINY CHUNKS OF MY HEART HAVE FLOATED AWAY ON LITTLE WHITE WINGS…THIS IS A MEMORY OF CLEANSING AS WELL…FOR EACH NEW LITTLE ORPHAN…THAT RAPS AT MY SOULS DOOR…AND ASKS TO COME IN…A TINY CHUNK IS ADDED…LIKE AN ANADO MOSAIC ( I have just discovered you)..I THINK THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE…EACH LITTLE HEART THAT ARRIVES AND TRAVELS AWHILE WITH US ON OUR PATH IS A LOVING GIFT…AND HAS SO MANY STORIES TO TELL…I SHARE YOUR GRIEF…BUT I KNOW YOU WILL BE COMFORTED BY THEIR STORIES, MEMORIES OF THEIR WARMTH AGAINST YOUR LEG OR PERCHED IN YOUR LAP PURRING & STARING LOVINGLY INTO YOUR EYES…MUCH LOVE…SHEILA (((<3)))
PLEASE FORGIVE THE “ALL CAPS”…THIS OLD FLOWERCHILD JUST HAD CATARACT SURGERY…SIGH…it must be true…I AM REALLY GETTING CLOSER TO THE OTHER SIDE..XO!