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29 April 2007 @ 08:12 pm
Whatever happened to Midge?  
One of my earliest memories is pre-school of me and my friend Lucy sitting on the couch in my house teasing my dog that we were bumblebees and she couldn't catch us. (We were 3 or 4, it made sense at the time.)

My dog was called Midge, named after the otter in Ring of Bright Water. She was a beagle and she chewed the plaster off the kitchen walls. She was a sweetheart, I remember her, even though my mum had her first heart attack when I was five and the aftermath meant that we couldn't have a dog because my mum couldn't cope. I have pictures, I know she had a heart shaped liver-brown mark on her right back hip.

I remember loving Midge.

I don't know what happened to her. I have my sister's word for it that she was given back to the kennels from where my parents got her (I'm extrapolating from the knowledge I have that they got her either when my mum was pregnant with me or just after I was born. I know Midge was the same age as me.) but part of me wonders if I wasn't being fed a "we sent her to live on a farm where she had lots of fields to run around" line. She was five years old when she vanished from my life. I hope she got to live with another family, I hope she was allowed to live her life.

I think it's time.

It was October when Dram died. It still hurts. I still miss him with all my heart. But I think it's time I opened my home to another pet. And maybe my heart.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
tessarintessarin on April 29th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
Hugs you.

They are always in our hearts and always no matter what will be. They so enrich our lives and our hearts that it is only natural to be drawn back towards that wonderful relationship that is mans with his various pets.
smhwpf on April 29th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)

no-one will ever replace Dram, but if you're ready to have a new companion around, that's good.
velvetwhip: Private Idaho by just_feenvelvetwhip on April 29th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
I hope Midge was given to wonderful people who loved her.

It's only natural that you miss Dram. No dog will ever replace him. But yes, I think it might be right now to open your heart and love a new friend.

aaronlisa: Weird Kittieaaronlisa on April 30th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Cute story about Midge.

thedothatgirl: companionthedothatgirl on April 30th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
Dram will always be Dram, but a new chum in your life would be great.

(PS you were going to find a nice High Res pic you particularly like of Dram?)