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Sometimes you just have to let off steam. This is the place.

A very personal rant.........

Saying goodbye to someone very special

I met my wife and soulmate almost 12 years ago. I was divorced, had SIX KIDS, in between jobs and lived in a shack for a house. Don't get me wrong, it was clean and had nice furniture, but you damn sure wouldn't want to "entertain" there.

Still, My new friend (and that's all we were at the time) decided to take up my offer to come over and watch a wrestling Pay Per View at my humble little house. I had already warned her about the 3 kids still at home so she thought it would only be suiting to let me know she intended on bringing a 'friend' with her.

I took it in stride being it's our first time together without a member of her family there. Little did I know her 'friend' was about 75 pounds at the time, a German Shepherd and would try to tear you a new ass just by raising your arm to HUG Tonya hello! She was only 6 months old and her name was Tango. She would top out at about 105 pounds later in life.

What amazing creatures they BOTH WERE. Both were nice, beautiful, friendly and quiet but you knew underneath they were watching every move people were making and evaluating the situation. Tonya at this time was separated from her husband. Like me, we had both married our high school sweethearts and after time things just fell apart. Me and Tonya met well after they decided to end their marriage.

My story is a little longer as it involves the Internet and abandoning six kids, but this isn't my story. We'll get to that one another time ;-). They'll be much more cursing and name calling on that one. LOL.

Tango from day one was 'Momma's girl' I was kind of like her playmate or toy, but she lived and breathed for Tonya. She was a stickler for the rules and she made sure the rules in our house were never broken. No hitting of any kind to any person. No yelling. No one walks into the house without ONE OF US letting them in. And most of all, no one walks past Tango without rubbing her belly.

Here's a quick story or two to show you how smart she really was. Tonya and I were both sitting in front of the fireplace reading and Tango was ringing a bell we had hanging from our door that she would ring when she wanted to go potty. She had rang the bell about 4 times and I kept telling her no because she just came back in about 15 minutes prior. So on the fourth ring, I did this special VERY LOUD whistle I can do that can be heard from at least a football field away. After I did that whistle, Tango came directly in from the door, looked right at me, GRUNTED LOUDLY and slapped me with her paw as to say "Don't EVER whistle that loud again. LOL"

Another time was when she was teaching me to open the door to let her out when she rang. No kidding. She came up with this herself and then taught me. I was doing work at my computer and she rang the bell. "NO" I said, I'm busy. She rang it again. "NO TANGO" I said more sternly this time. Then she waited about two minutes and started barking wildly at the door like someone was there. Naturally I got and opened the door to see who was there. When I opened the door, Tango rang the bell, smiled and walked outside.

There are so many stories I could write, but I'll just let you all know that she was a very special member of our family. She was 6 months old when Tonya introduced me to her. While she was separated and going through her divorce I offered her and Tango a place to stay while her divorce paperwork was being processed. It's none of your business, but I'll tell you any way. During the time we were waiting for her divorce to be final, this beautiful blond, 10 years younger than me and one of the most beautiful women I have ever laid eyes on shared a bed. Me, her and Tango and absolutely nothing sexual went on until the divorce was final. Now, I'd be lying if I didn't say that I was WISHING the mail run on Sunday and 24 hours a day.... LOL. It was the longest 6 weeks of MY LIFE, but we just both thought it was the right thing to do. We actually didn't get married until a year after we met. I just wanted to shared the part about Tango and me meeting for the first time.

I don't know if that has any relevance at all. It's just how we try to live our life. By some simple rules that are right, honorable, and make our lives wonderful.

Just like our loving family member Tango. You have certain rules and you do your best to live by them every day.

Tango is now making sure no one is entering the pearly gates unless they are welcome.
We Love You Girl......... R.I.P.

Love ya'll
"Dead Body Guy"

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