When Facebook posted a photograph of my homebred borzoi puppy , Tresor Majenkir O’Blyss, “Tresor”, it opened up a well of memories for me. I was shown photographed with him as an almost yearling. His photo album can be seen on my website, www.Blysskennels.us. But seeing the photo had the effect of overwhelming me with jarring, powerful emotions, almost too painful to bear. Tresor is gone now, almost four years, taken too soon at nine years of age. His famous littermate, Magnus, known as Max, had recently had the horrible misfortune of dying alone in a kennel in Japan when his owners were through campaigning him, rather than sending him home to me in New Jersey. For all he did for them and their borzoi breeding program, I had wanted him to be kept as a house dog upon retirement if he could not have been returned, and I was assured that would be the case.
Getting back to the Facebook memory photo of Tresor, it evoked these past events and made them very fresh, not that they are ever far from my memory. I posted them with the following message.
“Facebook found this memory for me today of My Boy,Tresor, the puppy I bred from the only Blyss Kennels litter, as a youngster. He is gone several years now, important to only me, a footnote in his dam’s pedigree since his littermate, some called “Max”, made a big mark. I am surrounded with his photos and paintings, and we are together in spirit in this lonely life I live. I wish he could have stayed with me longer because the pain of missing him grows larger every day. To me he had no equal. I knew what real love was for a brief time, then I lost it. Run free, Tresor, and wait for me in Heaven.”
Thank you, my Blog readers, for letting me share these memories with you and letting my past borzoi live.