I have been hoping that JT would do an entry about the loss and memorial for Bud, our yellow labrador. Bud was his dog before me and his follower. I asked about doing a memorial service for Bud with our close friends and family, but he is not ready. The pain is still too much, and he wants to keep Bud just for us. I respect his emotions since it took me nine years to let go of Natasha Baytop, my first Golden Retriever.
I wrote the memory of Bud's death on Whitley's travel blog from her point of view, so that I do not forget or change the memory. I had asked JT to read it three months later, but it was still too much and too soon. It brought all the grief and sadness of that day back. I was sorry that I encouraged him to read it.