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EULOGY FOR A PUPPY GIRL

EULOGY FOR A PUPPY GIRL: Nine years ago today, a little ball of fluff and ears came into my life. The funny thing about this is, I wasn't sure that I wanted a dog at all. On top of that, when I was confronted with a choice of which puppy to bring home, Josie was not my first choice. I wanted the one that was cuddly and gave lots of kisses. Josie was kinda bossy, pushing the other puppies out of the way to get at the toys and treats. Since the choice was not mine alone, I was overruled. The ball of fluff and ears came home and became Empress Josephine, Major Diva, Josie, Puppy Girl, PuppyDoodle,and then she stole my heart.

Josie was indeed headstrong and bossy. She didn't always come when I called her. She was smart as a whip and she actually knew people's names and the names of her different toys and treats. She hardly ever fussed when she had to take her pills or vitamins and it became a morning ritual where she would sit on her chair and wait for her pills. She loved to take baths. She refused to do a lot of tricks, but knew that when I said "sit" or "leave it" I meant it. As one of her tee shirts said, she was "too cool for obedience school." Since she was a tiny dog with a tiny bladder, there were times she couldn't wait until I got home, but she always went in an approved spot. Never on the carpet. She was always deliriously happy to see me, even if I'd only been gone a couple of hours. She was perfect for me. I can only hope I was good enough for her.

Last week, she came home again. Her ashes have been sitting on her chair by the sliding door that looks out into the backyard. Squirrels and birds are happily dining at the feeder I put up in her memory. Tonight, I'll put her ashes up on the shelf next to her feline sister, Anime.

Good night, Josie. Sleep well. You were a good girl..



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Josie

Just in case you haven't seen the news on FaceBook, my dog, Josie, died unexpectedly on Monday after an adverse reaction to the anesthetic she received prior to a dental cleaning at the Vet's office. She was 9 years old.






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I post his every year to remember.

I was running late for work that day. The weather was beautiful. The skies were a clear deep blue, virtually cloudless. The air was warm with a hint of impending autumn. It was an almost perfect day. My normal commute usually got me to the World Trade Center at around 8:45 but I missed the 8:00 train to Hoboken. Almost missed the 8:20. I ran for the train, got in, sat down and started reading a book, ignoring the world around me.

Around 8:50 as we arrived in Hoboken, there was a stir on the train. Something about a fire in the World Trade Center. I closed my book and looked toward the city, but the towers had already disappeared behind the train station building. As I left the train, an announcement came over the PA in the station: The PATH trains into the World Trade Center were not running. There were no other details.

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I'm Han Solo

Back in January, Julie Fisher, my dance instructor, said she wanted to do a Star Wars themed dance for our next showcase and that she wanted to be dressed as Princess Leia. I knew the only person Leia could dance with would be Han Solo. But we didn't have a song.  After a few weeks of having little luck with finding the perfect song, I stumbled on "I'm Han Solo" from the Star Wars Kinect video game while searching for Star Wars sound bites. After editing the song tp remove game dialog and dropping in the Han/Leia sound bites, I knew it was perfect.  Julie put together the wonderful choreography and we collaborated on the "story" behind the dance. I feel really lucky about how this came together. It's as if the universe provided the song I needed but didn't even know existed. The style of dance is Bolero. I hope you enjoy it.

I'm picking up my blaster, put it on my side, I'm jumpin' in my Falcon, Wookiee at my side. I'm Solo, I'm Han Solo, I'm Han Solo, I'm Han Solo, Solo.

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  • Fri, 17:48: "On that day I shall mourn." - Spock in "Requiem for Methuselah", RIP Leonard Nimoy #LLAP
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80s Forever Playlist - 9/12/2014

Playlist from my 80s set at Dance Forever.

Foxtrot Paul Anka Jump (Van Halen)
Foxtrot Prince Raspberry Beret
Cha-Cha Animotion Obsession
Waltz Simply Red If You Don't Know Me...
East Coast Swing Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf
Tango Falco Tango The Night
Rumba Yaz(oo) Only You
Merengue Buster Poindexter Hot, Hot, Hot
Hustle ABC Poison Arrow
Salsa Paquito Guzman 25 Rosas
West Coast Swing Diane Birch This Corrosion (Sisters of Mercy)
Bachata Selena Fotos y Recuerdos (Back on the Chain Gang)
Foxtrot The Clash Train in Vain
Cha-Cha Talking Heads Life During Wartime
Bolero Berlin Take My Breath Away
East Coast Swing Billy Idol Mony Mony
Waltz Journey Open Arms
Samba Blondie The Tide is High
Rumba The Police Every Breath You Take
Tango Fun Boy 3 Tunnel of Love
West Coast or Bolero T'Pau Heart and Soul
Salsa Luis Enrique Desesperado
Foxtrot Naked Eyes Always Something There To Remind Me
Merengue Los Horoscopos de Durango Eclipse Total Del Amor (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
Cha-Cha Dead or Alive You Spin Me Round
Rumba Roxy Music Avalon
Tango Jose Feliciano El Tango De Roxanne (The Police)
Samba Madonna La Isla Bonita
Bolero Spandau Ballet "True"
Waltz Hayley Westenra Dark Waltz** (Not from the 80s)
Hustle Human League Don't You Want Me
East Coast Swing Psychedelic Furs Pretty in Pink
West Coast Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Cha-Cha Siouxsie and the Banshees Kiss Them for Me
Foxtrot David Lee Roth Just a Gigolo
Foxtrot Paul Young Enter Sandman

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