Tuesday, March 24, 2009

♫ Zipperhead

My Zip. My baby. My spaz. My crazy.

This dog has played a big role in my life for four years. She was given to me as a surprise, a big ol’ ball of fluff that has been nonstop since. There are days I wanna kill her, and days she’s my crying pillow. She hugs my little girls like nobody can. She’s the best babysitter I could ask for. But, like a small part of me, she’s all country. Since I left Kayce, she has been miserable. Town life is not for her. She’s doing her best to be my best friend in spite of the rapid change of lifestyle, but the adjustment has been hard. She looks at me with those "puss in boots eyes" begging me to take her somewhere she can fun for miles. It’s those pleading eyes, that have convinced me to make an extremely difficult decision. Im letting Zip go. I refuse to let her go anywhere but to a good home with lots of little girls hugs. Or gramma hugs. Or something. I am scared to death to tell my girls. They love her so much. It’s just not fair to zip to ask her to stay. As the tears roll down my face, I pray that the right home comes along, that she finds a place she can perform her deer-like prance of a run, pigeons to catch, rabbits to chase, a pickup bed to cling to, and a little girl to cuddle with.

You know, it seems as I am still at this crossroads in life, I have to say goodbye to the last part of that life. As much as I love this dog, she was given to me by a part of me that im trying to say goodbye too. This is more painful than I ever would have expected.

Zipperhead, you’ve been a better friend to me than most. I will miss you pretty girl.



Anybody interested, she is listed here:

Zip

And...a song, that fits I think:

Fall-Clay Walker

Oh, look, there you go again
Puttin' on that smile again
Even though I know you've had a bad day
Doin' this and doin' that
Always puttin' yourself last
A whole lotta give and not enough take
But you can only be strong so long before you break

So fall
Go on and fall apart
Fall into these arms of mine
I'll catch you
Everytime you fall
Go on and lose it all
Every doubt, every fear,
Every worry, every tear,
I'm right here
Baby, fall

Forget about the world tonight
All that's wrong and all that's right
Lay your head on my shoulder, and let it fade away
And if you wanna let go, hunny, its okay

Fall
Go on and fall apart
Fall into these arms of mine
I'll catch you
Everytime you fall
Go on and lose it all
Every doubt, every fear,
Every worry, every tear,
I'm right here
Baby fall

Hold on, hold on,
Hold on to me

Fall
Go on and fall apart
Fall into these arms of mine
I'll catch you
Everytime you fall
Go on and lose it all
Every doubt, every fear,
Every worry, every tear,
I'm right here
Baby fall

4 comments:

Maria said...

Best of luck finding a home for Zip. I see the same in my dog -- an Aussie/Border Collie mix. He likes it around our 2-1/2 acres of desert, LOVES it at our 40 acres of high desert, but is very unhappy at our Phoenix condo. I'm sure you'll find a good home for Zip in Wyoming.

Linda in Cody said...

So sad and yes I'm sure he make an impact on your life. I miss him already as much as you will...dogs are like children to us, family members...they make us smile when we are down, they love us no matter what. I do hope he finds a great family to love...but he will miss you and the girls soooooo much!!

Sazaran said...

I'm sorry you gotsta get rid of your pooch. Want me to ask my mom if she knows anyone? She lives in the middle of no where and there is LOTS of lands for doggies to run around on. I'm sure zip would love to antagonize cattle. :)

bill said...

Wow so sorry you have to give up your dog. I wish I could take your dog. I will ask around.

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