December 1, 2023

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‘Canelo was every dog I ever loved and lost’ — readers on the Arellano family dog

‘Canelo was every dog I ever loved and lost’ — readers on the Arellano family dog
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Canelo, the Labrador retriever of the family members of columnist Gustavo Arellano. He passed absent at age 11 (Courtesy of the Arellano loved ones)

To the editor: When I read Gustavo Arellano’s tribute to his not too long ago departed family puppy Canelo, I felt deeply moved by his tender emotion.

His story of the enjoy that he and his household felt for Canelo, their Labrador retriever, remodeled an ordinary minute of my life into a soothing reflection on the mild energy of like, and the purifying value of holding communion with docile animals whom St. Francis named brothers and sisters.

It’s noticeable that Arellano dipped his quill not into his inkwell, but into his heart to produce this tribute. With his text he wove a delicate net, which definitely need to have captured the hearts of all who study them. And I am particular that following shedding additional than just one tear when they achieved the conclusion, their hearts (like mine) felt substantially lighter.

Descansa en paz, hermano Canelo.

David Quintero, Monrovia


To the editor: Arellano’s column brought tears to my eyes.

I have adopted various rescue dogs and cats over lots of yrs, all with their previous baggage for me to unpack. I are unable to express how amazing it is to see an disappointed animal respond to human kindness and appreciate.

Persistence, enjoy and unconditional devotion to a previously beneath-cherished pet consequence in the most wonderful reaction of reciprocated really like and affection. I don’t forget and honor my pricey canine, Annie, Sammy and Bruno, and remarkable cats Walter and Lucie, for giving me extra enjoy, comfort and ease and affection than I could have at any time hoped for.

Thank you, Mr. Arellano, for reminding us of how amazing these animals are and how substantially we obtain from taken treatment of and loving them.

Ria Levine, Oak Park


To the editor: I opened up the newspaper on Friday, as I do every single day. I scanned the A part, then went on to B. I examine down the webpage a bit, then Arellano’s column strike me correct in the confront.

I understood what this was and knew much better than to go through it, but I couldn’t glimpse away. The concern was how considerably I could get just before I humiliated myself. I obtained by way of the 1st part properly, then arrived the rest of the column on Page B-2.

Every canine lover on Earth is familiar with what is actually future. It took me a although to apparent my eyes and my head.

Canelo was each pet I at any time beloved and dropped. He was Nick, Jack, Dusty, Leia and a dozen extra. Each one particular of them lived and liked unconditionally but by no means for prolonged more than enough.

It is easier not placing oneself by way of this, but as very long as there are unhoused dogs, I continue to keep bringing them in. I have four now, which suggests at the very least 4 additional periods I will live this tale.

P-22 initial, then Canelo. I need to have additional tissues.

Robert Remillard, Ontario


To the editor: At age 76 and never getting had a pet, I cried like a little one when I read through the heartfelt and wonderfully penned tribute by Arellano for his beloved Canelo and his Mami. His terms ended up the best description of what Canelo meant to the loved ones and what the loved ones meant to Canelo.

May perhaps the reminiscences of these two beloved loved ones associates always be a blessing.

Doris Melnick, Newport Coast

This tale initially appeared in Los Angeles Moments.