Monday, January 11, 2010

Dear Malcolm

It's been four years since we said our goodbyes, mate. You inspired a man of no particular importance, a man of no extraordinary means to embark on a mission that has taken him thousands of miles.

While we couldn't walk them together your spirit is with us always. Today I celebrate that spirit.

Your three greatest virtues were adventurousness, playfulness, & gluttony and that's how I'll spend my day. I'll let you know how it goes...

Love, Papi

*Note: Some of you may not find gluttony a virtue but believe you me, there was a particular kind of piousness in Malcolm's passion for eating

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Luke,
Great post. My gluttony is on the rare occasion I eat an ENTIRE piece of cheesecake with strawberries slowly bite by bite with no help from husband, kids or dogs. The dogs, however, love my beef stew and have that same satisfied smile once all the meat, vegetables and soup are completely licked clean from the bowl. Do Malcolm proud today!! We are looking forward to seeing you when you get here to Boston in July. You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.
Barbara Cleary

bbes tribe said...

Wishing you an awesome day of celebrating your friends spirit. Enjoy.
Tailwags
Ernie, Sasha, & Chica

Anonymous said...

You have done Malcolm proud, Luke, and have inspired many of us in various ways. Blessings to you and Murph and Hudsy.

Marcia
Maxx's and Maggie's (Miss September 2010!)Proud Mommy

Anonymous said...

God bless you, your boys, and the spirit of one great dog. Your are truly a man of inspiration. Wishing you the safest of journeys, and Gods' speed.
Ruthie

Bekye Eckert said...

Enjoy your day and cherish your memories, Luke. Malcolm is with you. I truly believe that, just as I believe my Suzi is with me. Bodies die, love doesn't.

We hope to see you in Boston, WITH Lexie. It would be a miracle if she's still with us then but I believe in those, too.

Hugs to you ~
Bekye (a/k/a Lexie's mom)

Jim and Rene, and Spirit Jerry said...

Three cheers for Malcolm! May his spirit live on forever in the hearts of all you touch.

Anonymous said...

spoken eloquently. we're with you, son. god speed.
love, mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

Malcolm's heart and soul live on through you and all the amazing things you accomplish in his honor. Through you Malcolm has touched countless people and given them hope and comfort. Thank you for all you do.

Anonymous said...

God Bless You! I also lost my canine child to cancer at the very young age of seven. His spirit lives on like Malcolm's. My heart goes out to you and I pray that you find peace and comfort. SOme day you will be reunited. I love your passion and wish you the best in your efforts. Cancer Sucks!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Luke, your caring and passion for Malcolm is awesome!

Having lost my German Shorthair, Buster M to melanoma of the mouth, have to share some wonderful news. According to the internet, it seems as if they are coming out soon with a vaccine for this cruel disease...cannot wait for the day when Cancer in both humans and animals is extinct!

Enjoy your day with "the boys" and thank you from all of us whose lives you have touched and brought some peace to, knowing that there are others who care.

Dave Gibson said...

Great post in memory of Malcolm. As 2010 begins, Marley and me (cancer survivors) know first-hand that we can beat this disease. Sprint to the finish line!

Dave in Cincinnati

Heart of Texas said...

Malcolm was put here to guide you to the higher journey that you are on.

Everyone at Heart of Texas Lab Rescue sends huge nose taps to you, Murph and Huds.