November 4 is an important day in the history of our family. The fact that two important things in our life on the same date, a year apart, made me ponder some things. It really gave me the sense that things in life really do come full circle.
A year ago today, we had to say good-bye to Hawk. His body just couldn't keep going. We had been in for some tests with him about a week before, and I recall that throughout Halloween night, he slept through the hustle and bustle of trick or treaters coming to the door. I really thought that he'd bounce back, but we had to let him go even before we found out the results of the tests that were done. In my heart, I know that even if we'd gotten those results, it still would have been time for him to go. It was the end of an era for us. Hawk and Treat were our first Greyhounds and they signified the beginning of our life together and our lives as adults with dogs. Hawk stayed around long enough to make sure that Bunny was trained in the mysterious way that he and Treat carried themselves, I believe, and having completed those lessons, he moved on to be with Treat.