I can keep this in perspective. I fully comprehend that today alone, perfectly healthy people were killed in freak accidents, newly married spouses were separated by the death of one or the other in auto accidents, and children died of cancer. I know this not from having read the more morbid sections of today's news briefs, but because it's the sort of thing that happens every single day. Why should today be any different?
Tonight our family lost the new puppy my parents picked up on Christmas Eve and I met on Christmas morning. I believe the acquisition of the puppy was intended to in some way soften the blow of a boyfriend having recently broken up with me. So much for that. Parvo was the culprit in this case. Veterinary medical science did what it could to save the puppy, but in the end it wasn't enough. Rest in peace, Father Guido Sarducci II.
I don't think I want to have any more dogs.