Jim Went a Runnin After Deer…

I used to sing/hum this Neil Young song when Jimmy and I were out walking or riding around in my truck. Of course I would substitute “Jim” for “King” and change the “he” to “she.” Now that Jimmy is gone I can’t seem to stop hearing this song in my mind.

There is a wound in my heart that just aches. I suppose it will take time to heal. On a side note, Central Animal Emergency Clinic called me to let me know that Jim’s ashes were ready for pick up so I went down and got them. As soon as I got home a taped a dog treat to each side of the pretty little urn that her ashes are inside of. She did love her treats.

Here is the Neil Young song;

King went a-runnin’ after deer
Wasn’t scared of jumpin’
off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffin’
and he would go
Was the best old hound dog
I ever did know.

I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
There in my truck the dog and I
Then one day the King up and died.

Then I thought about
the times we had
Once when I kicked him
when he was bad
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history.

King went a-runnin’ after deer
Wasn’t scared of jumpin’
off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffin’
and he would go
Was the best old hound dog
I ever did know.

That old King was a friend of mine
Never knew a dog
that was half as fine
I may find one, you never do know
‘Cause I still got a long way to go.

I had a dog and his name was King
I told the dog about everything
Old King sure meant a lot to me
But that hound dog is history.

King went a-howlin’ after deer
Wasn’t scared of jumpin’
off the truck in high gear
King went a-sniffin’
and he would go
Was the best old hound dog
I ever did know.

1 Comment

  1. The loss of a pet is a tough one.
    Words cannot take the pain away, but I’m sure you have a life of nose rubbings and walks to look back on.
    Peace.

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