“My dog died.”

Michael R. May

Michael R. May

Mike and Fergus

Mike May with his dog, Fergus, who passed away just after Christmas.

(9) comments


Thank you for covering so much ground, tears shed in this writing and remembrance, appreciate your took time and heart

Michael R May

I read all of these comments with gratitude.

As I noted in my column, my gratitude includes finding this kind of vibrant "human thread of care for animal beings woven into the lives of the people" of Indianola.

Jay Gjerstad

A sad story with humor bring out raw emotions. Well written!

Jenny Staff

Such a beautiful, vivid tribute. I felt as though I were watching a movie reel instead of reading. I'm sorry for your loss.


Even though years have passed since we have lost our beloved Sam, the loss is still fresh every time we share his story and share the grief another’s recent loss. Our deep condolences to you on the loss of your beloved dog.


Sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute to a great dog!


Mike, you hit the nail on the head. They take a chunk of our heart when they leave us, but it's so worth it. Thanks for your insight and reflections. Tom Charlton


Thank you for sharing your wonderful article about your buddy, Fergus!



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