Have you ever noticed that most dachshunds have a name that ends with "i" or "ie"? I didn't really notice it until we got ours, which were: Wolfi, Sammi, Cassie and the Twinkie, above. This portrait was taken on her last day, after she had stopped eating, She put up a valiant fight, though, after Dr. Dawn Sessions diagnosed her condition, removed a lot of things caused by it and put her on medication to control her auto-immune disorder, sterile nodular panniculitis. She lived longer than she might have because of that.
Here is a short poem:
Good to have a memory of silk,
memory of the glance, serene
and troubled all at once,
memory of the moth,
ghost moth or dog moth
flying upside down
between the possible and the what if,
the pulse and the confusion of limbs.
by Michael Palmer, from Company of Moths, New Directions, 2005, page 35.