A Beautiful One-Minute Read for Dog Lovers

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A Beautiful One-Minute Read for Dog Lovers

Post by Upton_O_Goode » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:57 pm

Only be sure to have a box of tissue ready as you read. If you can read this without blubbering helplessly, then either you have never loved a dog, or you have a heart of stone. It's by the great American playwright Eugene O'Neill and was written in 1940, just after the death of Silverdene Emblem O'Neill, affectionately known as "Blemie."

You can judge from the last paragraph whether you are up to reading this today:
Blemie wrote: One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress. Whenever you visit my grave, say to yourselves with regret but also with happiness in your hearts at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: "Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved." No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.
“It is certainly sad and regrettable that so many innocent people died…Stalin was absolutely adamant on making doubly sure: spare no one…I don’t deny that I supported that view. I was simply not able to study every individual case…It was hard to draw a precise line where to stop.”

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin (“Molotov”)