Crystal

Crystal came to us as a stray.  We had her for 12 years and we believe she was about 15 when she left us.  She was, to paraphrase A.A. Milne, a pointer of very little brain.

She lost her eyesight gradually and by the time she passed, she was completely blind.  She and I still played fetch every evening, I would direct her with “right, now left, almost there…good girl!”

One day she interrupted our fetch session and started wandering the yard.  I wasn’t worried;  the yard is fenced and she was safe.  She disappeared around the house and came back a few minutes later with a dead squirrel.  It was stiff as a board, but Crystal was proud of her prize and a bit disappointed when I took it away and disposed of it.

We named her after the Crystal Gayle song “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.”  She had just a couple little blue spots on otherwise brown eyes.  This photo shows her eyes well.

Crystal

Author: Don Baker

My wife says I make stuff up. While that's probably true I'm going to stick to stuff that's mostly true.

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