Sayonara, Talking Dog

“FALLEN HEROES”

by OPOVV, ©2019

(Jan. 11, 2019) — Today, Jan 11, 2019, the ‘Pulse of the Nation’ announced that the Talking Dog (2007-2019) passed from being the full-time constant companion of the Vietnam Veteran to becoming a fond memory of us all.

We have learned that during the past 12 years the two were never apart, not even for a night.

The Talking Dog was a female Finnish Spits, weighed 31 lbs., was an emotional support canine and was adopted from the Humane Society. She was a best friend and will surely be missed. She requested that the following song be played at her wake:

Climb Every Mountain” (2:09)

The Vietnam Veteran’s only request is that the next time you hear Taps (2:11), please give homage to our fallen heroes, of whom the Talking Dog was one.

A period of mourning will be respected by ‘Pulse.’

Farewell! If Ever Fondest Prayer” – Poem by George Gordon Byron

Farewell! if ever fondest prayer

For other’s weal avail’d on high,
Mine will not all be lost in air,
But waft thy name beyond the sky.
Twere vain to speak, to weep, to sigh:
Oh! more than tears of blood can tell,
When wrung from guilt’s expiring eye,
Are in that word–Farewell!–Farewell!

These lips are mute, these eyes are dry;
But in my breast and in my brain,
Awake the pangs that pass not by,
The thought that ne’er shall sleep again.
My soul nor deigns nor dares complain
Though grief and passion there rebel;
I only know we loved in vain–
I only feel–Farewell!–Farewell!

Sayonara*” (2:18), Ginger.

 [*Sayonara: an especially poignant song because she did like those walks in the woods and on nature trails.]

OPOVV

Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news.  She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.

3 Responses to "Sayonara, Talking Dog"

  1. James Carter   Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Dear OPOVV,

    Welcome Home Brother

    You have a way with words like no other here on The Post & Email, or anywhere else that I am familiar with for that matter.

    You have friends here on The Post & Email, lean on us brother…please.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de00ajXMUX0

    Hmm hmm hmm hmm
    Hmm hmm hmm hmm
    Hmm hmm hmm hmm

    Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
    We all have sorrow
    But if we are wise
    We know that there’s always tomorrow

    [Hook]
    Lean on me, when you’re not strong
    And I’ll be your friend
    I’ll help you carry on
    For it won’t be long
    ‘Til I’m gonna need
    Somebody to lean on

    Please swallow your pride
    If I have things you need to borrow
    For no one can fill those of your needs
    That you won’t let show

    So just call on me brother, when you need a hand
    We all need somebody to lean on
    I just might have a problem that you’d understand
    We all need somebody to lean on

    [Hook]
    Lean on me, when you’re not strong
    And I’ll be your friend
    I’ll help you carry on
    For it won’t be long
    ‘Til I’m gonna need
    Somebody to lean on

    So just call on me brother, when you need a hand
    We all need somebody to lean on
    I just might have a problem that you’d understand
    We all need somebody to lean on

    If there is a load you have to bear
    That you can’t carry
    I’m right up the road
    I’ll share your load
    If you just call me

    Call me, if you need a friend
    Call me, oh baby now
    Call me, if you need a friend
    Call me … yeah ever need me
    Call me, call me
    Call me, call me
    Call me, call me
    Call me, call me
    Call me, if you need a friend
    Call me, call me
    Call me, call me
    Call me, call me
    Call me, call me
    Call me

    Jim

  2. OPOVV   Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Thank you James Carter.
    As a Vietnam Vet who suffers from
    Classical PTSD, Ginger was my anchor
    And without her I feel adrift in choppy
    Waters that lead to a whirlpool
    Of conflicting emotions the make me
    I feel I could’ve done better and I’m left
    With a sense of failure,
    Yet know that God’s soft hand has blessed my life
    Beyond belief with a friend who asked for
    Nothing but gave all.
    It’s a shame we couldn’t have passed together,
    But at least she doesn’t have to feel the
    Pain of an unimaginative loss for which there
    Is no cure except unfathomable loneliness.
    Those of you who doubt the bond between a
    Man and a canine friend who was his crutch for emotional support,
    I feel sorry for you, for I have lived In the
    Garden of Eden where love shines and rains
    At the same time of unconditional surrender.
    I thank you, James Carter, for your kind words.

  3. James Carter   Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” — U.S. Army General George S. Patton

    Let us all thank God that Ginger lived.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9xNoEu3O8c

    Vietnam Veteran

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