Sundae and Law were trailing a rabbit just down the hill from where Lisa’s lives now. Lisa would have loved the sound. She loved Law, he was her pride and joy. The day we buried Lisa’s ashes here, Law attached himself to Lisa’s mom’s side. He barely knew Lisa’s mom, but must have sensed the relationship and was looking for something he had been missing. Sundae has his picture on Lisa’s headstone. I hope someday, when I am laid to rest next to Lisa that someone will let some of my old dogs trail rabbits close by.
I am afraid of wolves. You should have a healthy respect for a predator that weighs as much as you do and likes to kill. I’m not afraid for myself, but for my dogs and the little girls that spend time out here with those dogs I worry a lot.
Wolves were taken off the endangered list long ago by the people that are trained to manage wildlife. But politics and some judge from New York City or some place put them back on the list. Well meaning but misguided people that have no idea of the blood they have on their hands.
This is mostly farm land. Wolves have moved in because there are so many in this state they have no where else to go.
New Years day, as Law and Sundae were singing their song to Lisa and all the dogs buried near her, two wolves heard and came to eliminate the competition. I found Sundae not 20 yards from the cemetery. Lisa would have cried at the sound.
Law made it back to the house. His blood soaked my jeans and my tears soaked his fur as he died in my arms. I still can’t understand why.
Sundae and Law will have their own headstone near Lisa’s.