|Taken on my last walk with Presley, before he got sick. The "rainbow bridge" is, significantly, in the background.|
He was the sweetest and most loving dog I have ever had - very intelligent, tremendously loving. Our family was blessed to have had nearly eleven years with him in our lives.
The great mystery of existence can be seen when you're with a dog as he dies. He was happy to be with us, even at that last moment, even in pain and misery. And he was loyal to the end.
The loyalty - the eternal trust and loyalty of a dog. If we know a handful of friends or family members in our lives who can be as loyal out of love, we have been blessed indeed. God must have made dogs, among other reasons, to model for us true devotion.
Oh! And Presley could talk. But he couldn't sing that well.
Here he is attempting to sing "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" on one of our O'Brien Family Singers annual CDs (this is an mp3 file and may take a while to load on your computer) ...
How Much is that Doggie in the Window - sung by Presley (with Karen and Colin)
The following year he did better as he sang about his favorite activity, Take a Walk on the Outside. I tried to help him on this number, but son Colin did most of the work. Again, be patient, as the file may take a while to load.
And finally, Presley joins the entire troupe on Family Song.
God bless our dog!