Our 2014 Easter, Brittany vacation, took a dramatic turn, when on the 4th day, our beloved Toy Continental Spaniel, Cannelle, had a fatal accident. I won’t go into details, as said accident was entirely our (my fault) and it wouldn’t have been much different if I’d killed her with my own hands. I don’t know if I’ll be able to forgive myself one day, but if the answer is yes, then that day is not even close.
As all of you will remember, Cannelle’s was Marla’s best friend, doll and Teddy bear, all rolled into one. She was her companion, comfort cushion and confident. Faced with her sudden and brutal death, there was one, and only one thing we could do, to try to soothe our daughter’s terrible shock and sorrow, and that was to promise we’d get her another dog. And when you have a non stop weeping 5 year old on your hands, whose dog you’ve just accidentally killed, the sooner the new pet, the better.
Good bye for now Cannelle, you are much missed and fondly remembered, and thank God another sweet small dog has found her way to our home, let’s hope soon to our hearts. I won’t mention or feature Cannelle for a while now, I need time to grieve, than heal.
Spoiler on the new dog’s name : it’s an internet giant and it wouldn’t have been my pick for a dog’s name, but it’s hers and she’ll keep it. Stay tuned.