Bruised Bananas and Sweet Memories

As you probably know, I recently lost my beloved pet, Gypsy. And I am starting to move from the every time I think about her I tear up stage to the what a joy she was to have stage. Today I had a good laugh, and handful of yuck, when I absentmindedly gave Petey, our youngest “fur child”, a piece of bruised banana. 

Gypsy always loved fresh (or dried) fruit and vegetables; we had a hard time keeping tomatoes on the vine as she loved those the best. But she also liked many other fruits and vegetables, including the dark, bruised spots on my bananas; for some reason I can’t bring myself to eat that part. These spots never went to waste though as she would always be patiently awaiting her portion daily. 

Out of habit, I gave my bruised spot to Petey, forgetting that he doesn’t like bananas, bruised or not! It was an icky mess, of my own making in a way, I was treated to a few minutes later. But a good out-loud chuckle, too, remembering how much she enjoyed those bananas. 

I do not like bruised 
blackened spots on bananas
Gypsy loved them though 


  1. Greg, this brought tears to my eyes. What a great piece. Gypsy sounds a lot like out Bailey… I miss him daily but also have by and large moved from the tear up stage to what a joy stage -most of the time. I posted a great piece on my Facebook wall about the place a dog has in our hearts. Give it a read if you have not already.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. I remember when you lost Bailey; your post put Gypsy’s mortality in the forefront of my mind, them being close in age. I cried when I read your tribute to him. And if you’re speaking of “Where to Bury a Dog” I saved it when you posted it. And shared it myself when I lost Gypsy. Thank you for sharing that piece, by the way.


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