Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Frankie Cosmos

It has been exactly a year since November 26th, 2012 - the day that I lost my dog and best friend on planet earf. This day was also the anniversary of my first kiss with my one true love, Ronnie Mystery. Joejoe was a really amazing dog and person. If it weren't for him I might never have kissed Ronnie at all. Joejoe was my only friend that I told everything to. If i cried he licked my face and my forehead and made me stop crying. He liked to sleep curled up bent over my mom's head like a hat. One time I had a fever and Joejoe licked my head. When we walked down the street everyone stopped to stare and said that he was the cutest dog they'd ever seen...but we both already knew that.

I made the album LOSING on the day after he died. The album cover is me sending a picture of my lip bruise to Leonie (she had moved back to Germany 3 days before)...my brother owen threw a glass at my face the night before we had to put Joe to sleep. emotions were running high.

We rescued Joe (then "Winston") in the summer of 2001, when he was going to be put to sleep at the pound. He was the runt of the litter and had a lot of problems, and we were told he would live 2 or maybe 5 years if we were lucky and gave him lots of pills and stuff. He was part of our family for 12 years, the majority of my life. Joe is a miracle dog.

I think ever since Joe came into my life (and especially after his death) I have had a dog spirit inside me. It's true!

I love Joejoe. You might hear me talk about him or show pictures of him talking in the present tense. To me, he is still alive. I feel him sleeping behind the couch every day. I feel him in all of his favorite spots. Sometimes I drop food on the ground for him when I am cooking. I still talk to him when we are alone. Joejoe, I love you. In your honor, here is LOSING.


LOSING (Pukekos)

1. leonie
2. grief
3. sad 2
4. school
5. joejoe won't you let me
6. losing

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