• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rita the Doberman

    Send me away with the words of a love song

    At the end of 2016 everyone was complaining about what a crap year it was.  Well, I’d take 2016 back in a heartbeat right now. Two days ago I had to put Rita to sleep.  It was one of the five worst days of my life.  The day I lost my father.  The day I lost Xica.  The day I lost Beauregard and the day I lost Rita. My life is not the same.  She was a huge personality that permeated everything that happened at the Farm. Nine years and one week.  That’s how long Rita was in my life.  Slightly more if you count back to when I originally…