Homer (Dean Adler)

by A. Jay Adler on September 29, 2013

September 1, 1999 – September 27, 2013

Homer was a 21st century dog, so he took the last names of both his parents…

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In his tenth month, he met his adoptive older sister, Penelope (Anne Dean – third and most diminutive in the line of Anne Deans)…

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It was instant love, and through the rest of Homer’s life, they barely spent a day apart…

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They traveled these United States together…

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They followed many paths…

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Took many tracks…

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In different climes…

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Wherever Homer traveled…

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He left his mark…

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He saw the world…

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And cast his shadow on it…

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But like us all, he grew old…

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And he grew weary…

We held him to us as long as we could. On Friday, we let him go.

When we adopted Homer at six months from the two women who had rescued his litter from the side of the road, they said, there is only one thing you need to know about him – he lives to please you.

He pleased us.

Very much.

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AJA

All photos by Julia Dean


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