Dad (Paul F. Vang) wrote this remembrance of a darned sweet black lab, whom I named (see below) and will always remember as the best lap-lab ever. There was nothing quite like relaxing in a recliner with Flicka stretched full-length on your lap. We miss you, Flicka.
guest kaddish from David Mohr—for Kimba
This is for Kimba. It might seem strange to have a kaddish for a dog, but she really was a part of the family. For more than 15 years, she was my companion. I lived with her longer than anyone except my mother and Kimba saw me through the heartache of three relationships as well…
daily kaddish: for Kimba
Today’s Kaddish is for David Mohr’s dog, Kimba.
daily kaddish: for britt
A kaddish for a damned fine yellow lab, with thanks to Dana and Dave for sharing her with the rest of us.
daily kaddish: on ziggy’s yahrtzeit
Today was Mira’s dog Ziggy’s Yahrtzeit, so it felt right for only her voice to be heard on tonight’s Kaddish.
daily kaddish: on the eve of Ziggy’s yahrtzeit
On the eve of Mira’s dog Ziggy’s yahrtzeit, a “Kaddish” that is about as slow as I can do it, with Mira’s reading from last night edited into chunks that fit into the interstices of Kogan’s phrases.
daily kaddish: no frills
Mira and I finally got to work together live in my studio again, and we decided to go “no frills” all the way.
daily kaddish: for all our pets
I’ve been thinking about departed critters a lot lately, because I’ve been at the vet a lot lately.
daily kaddish: for Syl Nemes, Mr. Soft-Hackle
Today’s Kaddish is for trout-fishing and in particular soft-hackle wet-fly flyfishing eminence Syl Nemes, and it’s a partial response to @Kaia Fahrenholz’s question about not feeling sad about death.
daily kaddish: with squeaky dog toy
ou just never know whence the lessons of the daily mourning ritual will come. On this day of finally returning home to “kaddish in two-part harmony” as usual, Kjersti reminded us both that there are more important things than bereavement, prayers, and music.