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Benji Bye Bye

All photos taken on May 20, 2022.

Benji, the Wonder Dog here.

Somethin’s goin’ on today. I just can’t quite put my paw on it, but I sense a bit of stress and sadness. First, my pack seemed to be quieter, more wistful and a bit distracted. Oh yeah, I got my walk from my Grams, but then I saw piles of stuff by the door and then piles of stuff loaded into that white wheelie thing and then I saw my bed going out the door.

Wait, what, were we moving on? Where were we going, why were we going, what if I want to stay? So many questions that I had no answers to. I have arf a mind to put my paw down and stay.

Slowly we rolled away and then we turned down a familiar road. Yay, I was going for another walk in my favourite place. But, even thought the walk was fun, I could still sense sadness.

This all looks so familiar.

Hey, I’ve picked up a familiar smell. Whoa, dude, it’s me!

Alright pack, all together one last time.

Oh, this is different! Pack member “Where’s Patty?” is holding my leash.

Walking on gravel is fun, but it hurts my paws. Carry me!

Hey, what’s that moisture running from my eyes? It tastes salty. Did I get some sea water in my eyes?

I guess that’s it folks. Thanks for being part of my pack on this journey.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

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