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Letter: Goodbye, Oreo


Sunday, September 09, 2018

I want to thank you for your editorial “The truth about cats and dogs” on Aug. 30.

After never having a pet my whole life, eight years ago we adopted Oreo, a black and white Jack Russell terrier. I instantly fell in love as she helped me to adjust to a life of retirement. L’il O and I played ball, took long walks and went to the Dairy Queen. She curled up between my legs on the recliner as I read the paper or watched TV. Our bond was very strong.

Although over the last few years she lost her sight and then her hearing, her desire to go for a “walk,” as I pulled her in a wagon, never waned. We had to say goodbye to Oreo on July 24. I knew my thoughts and feelings but could not find the correct words to sum up such a wonderful experience.

Thank you so much for accomplishing such a difficult task in such a perfect way.

LEN LAVIN

Belmont