I hope not many blogs are written by heartbroken people, otherwise who would read them? Nevertheless I thought I'd post a last good-bye to Bugsy, the amazing little dog who kept me company for 3/4s of this year. We were minding our own business on a residential street in Hilo, waiting for my acupuncturist, when a big white dog came out from under a fence. To my surprise he grabbed Bugsy in his jaws, crept back under the fence, and ran away. I leaped over the fence and pursued him and he finally put Bugsy down. But Bugs was so badly hurt that later at the vets I had to have him put to sleep.
Bugsy was a really fun little guy, a tiny creature with a huge personality. He looked like he was cobbled together out of spare parts from other animals. He had a mane and a curved neck like a mule, with huge ears and bulging eyes. When he yawned he transformed into a mythical gryphon with a fiercely curving tongue. I'll miss him terribly. Fortunately Tuko sketched him several times.