SIGH...Well, my dear sweet boy here we are again, it just seems to be that we return to memorialize so many so quickly. But that is part of the price we pay for the loving "old dogs". Although you certainly weren't old the first time you ventured to our home with Buddy to have a snack. You came from the same terrible place that Princess and Buddy came from but for you the fight was much harder. |
You came and you went venturing in for snacks and dinner just like Buddy until that fateful night when we heard your distressing bark at the gates. Your daddy went down to find you there with a nasty infected cut on your back and it was soooo cold. So we opened those gates and never let you go until.....the day the policeman showed up to take you away after we had you for six months, nursed you back to health and paid your doggy taxes at the courthouse.
Thus began the worst 31 days of our journey. We had to give you back because the mean nasty lady who gave you up decided she wanted you back, and told the police we stole you. Well, we surrendered you. And for 31 days you lived on a chain with a piece of tin for shelter, daddy would sneak up through the woods to see that you were still alive.
Then one evening, I won't say by chance because I believe with all my heart that there is no chance just what God wants to happen ....and He wanted us to be at a party where a dog loving lawyer was who happened to know daddy. He said, " what is wrong, you don't seem like yourself, John?" And daddy got to tell him your story....thus began the journey with the court system that gave me the name, "the dog woman" every time I walk into our courthouse. By the way, I wear that title proudly!!!After a long battle, the judge awarded custody to us. I will say that $2 dog tax was the ticket, it proved that we were your owners.
....And so the journey began, the day you came back, you were a mess. I brushed and brushed you. I fed and fed you, which was always your favorite thing to do EAT!!! Our rolly polly dog. We never looked back and neither did you for the next 15 years you gave us joy, heartache and a love that will go on forever with us. You, Princess, Buddy and Lucky Girl were our original orphans, now only Lucky Girl remains. So many miles your feet traveled up and down those country roads with Lucky until you came to live behind the gates with us. Sometimes I see Lucky laying outside just looking around, I am so sure she is looking for you.
Although, we have 5 now Lucky is the only one who has seen you each come and go.
I miss you so much, in your last days just like Kaizer and Maddie you layed by the stairs. You were such a proud dog. Always, dominate and always trying to play even in the end. That day, you went under your bush down by the gates and wouldn't come back in to the a/c we knew it was time.
You went so willingly with me, to the vet that day. And like the others, I count myself blessed to have been there looking in your eyes as you left this world for the next....it was my honor to love you then, now and always..Just as it was my duty to allow you to cross over to a land where you will be forever young and healthy.
I love you my beautiful Scooby, I thank you from the bottom of my heart as does daddy for allowing us the pleasure of being your parents for 15 years.
Go now and rest by the cool streams, say hi to Princess, Kaizer, Maddie, Old Girl Belinda Sue and our Buddy.
When God grants us our exit from this world, I hope the first thing I can see is the face of all those I love, and each of you..along with our Master who made a dog to be the most loyal companion a human will ever be fortunate enough to love.
My beautiful boy, mommy has left your candle for the service tonight. I will think of you as always. I miss you my rolly polly doggie.
My beautiful rolly polly boy, how I miss you and your love of eating. The house is different now without you here laying in the hallway. The others are continuing on but I can tell your passing has bothered Ms. Lucky, she stays to herself a lot now. I miss you my buddy. I hope you know that we did all we could to allow you to live out your life in a place where there was never ever a chain around your neck from the day you came to us. I love you Scooby and I thank you for all the years you gave to us. You were a smart doggie.
Oh my boy how you loved to eat. I miss that a lot!!
I sit here and think of how you would love the fact that Fall is fastly coming on us and your anticipation of the snow would be great. I am so glad you got to bury your face one more time and enjoy the winter. You loved the snow and I loved you my big rolly polly boy. The house is not the same without you.
My beautiful boy Fall is here and this will be our first Winter in many many years without you, this is going to be something as I know how much you enjoyed the snow. I am forever grateful that you got to enjoy your last big snow and that I have that precious picture of you burying your head in the snow. I love and miss you always.
6/15/14 My beautiful boy, it is so amazing to me that you have already been gone from us for a year. You were our 3rd orphan when we came here. I miss you boy. And I am once again blessed for having you in my life
My beautiful boy your season is fast approaching . You loved winter, we miss you my precious boy. Lucky is still hanging in there. She is our last original orphan. BJ is not well we call him 3 cylinders now , he hobbles on three legs. But he isn't in pain so we just allow him to live. We miss you our precious boy and I am sure we will even more with the snowfall. Always forever in our hearts.
My beautiful boy, it is cold and snowy, your favorite time. I miss you run free and forever healthy in heaven.
My beautiful boy I can just close my eyes and see you running . In your youth you were like a streak of lightening...in your old age you were fat and happy LOL. We miss you boy always, especially when it snows I cant help but look out the window of the sitting room and see the snow piling up and how that last winter you buried your head in the snow. You were a trooper my buddy boy all the way to the end. I love you always.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight. Thinking of each of you tonight and always
My boy mommy has left your Valentines things I hope you know how much love you left behind. I love you to the moon and back again
Mommy left you some fries on this cold day. I know you loved your fries . I will always remember that broken tooth. How you would grab those fries and be so gentle so you wouldn't hurt my fingers
My boy, if only this human world could have the love and devotion and pureness of spirit that you had.
I think of you now that the snow has melted,today I think of how you hid under the bush when you knew it was time. Then when daddy finally got you out he put you in the car and you wagged your tail. Even in your last hours of your life you wanted us to know that you were grateful for the life you had here. I miss your spirit so much. I can close my eyes and see your little legs carrying your little fat body through the yard barking as you ran and then having to rest for hours . I love you Scooby even in all your issues you were loyal and I am grateful we got to have you in our lives.
My boy I miss you lots.
Mommy has left your Easter things. Love you my boy it is snowing today, I can just close my eyes and see you laying in the driveway in the snow.
Brother is home baby boy...He is with us for a month before heading back to the middle east. I love you baby forever and always.
I sit and think of how fast your legs used to carry you in your youth. Like a flash you would run beside the fence line. It was so funny to watch you as you grew older and heavier....you still ran like a little flash... I miss you Scooby
I just finished mowing for the first time this year, I looked around and you weren't there laying in the sun like usual. Now Lucky Girl and Bud-Jones stay out of the sun so I only have three watching me. I miss you my big beautiful roly poly dog. I sure am glad you were mine!!
Even with five there is still a silence .... as I sit and listen to Bella breathe it reminds me of you and how you would sit behind me as I was at the desk. I miss you a lot.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight. I love you Scooby Doo
My beautiful boy. I was so blessed to be a part of a rescue weekend before last. The boys name was Joker. A funny one indeed. He was part cattle dog and great dane. That cattle dog part sure did remind mommy of you. He was a such a good boy. Like you. I love you Scooby and I am forever blessed that I got to watch you turn from a fast paced young one to an old man. And that we got to be yours for a little while.
My beautiful orphan boy, I look at BJ and at Lucky, the only two left of you originals....BJ hobbles on 3 legs and Lucky she is so senile...but they still love and depend on us and are so far living a good life at their old age. There was a terrible storm here last night, I had BJ, Lucky, Capt. Jack and Turbo in the room with me, Bella doesn't seem faced with the storm she was snoring LOL. I remember you , you were such a dominate and proud boy BUT in the ending of your days when it stormed, you wanted your momma. I was glad to oblige, thank you for letting us share your life Scooby. Run wild free and happy my dear sweet boy.
It's almost Christmas my dear boy. We miss you so. Lucky is still hanging on , she is 16 send her love from heaven. I miss each of you, and I know Jack, Turbo, Bud, Lucky and Bella miss you being here for Christmas
It is snowing here today. One of those snows that you would have loved. I remember your last winter with us. The picture is here of you burying your head in the snow. I never thought that would be your last. I love you Scooby. You were a joy to our family.
My precious boy I am so thankful for you being a part of us. I have read the book "A Dog's Purpose" the the movie is coming out soon....I am reminded always that you were indeed a front seat doggie!!
My beautiful boy, soon your sister Lucky will be joining you . Please send love and guidance to us so that we know when the time is at hand to allow her to go. She is almost 17 and I over the last week have sensed that she is almost ready. The way she looks at me, she is still eating and making it up the stairs every night to be with us for sleepy time. I love you my precious and I will be drawing on the love that I feel from each of you there very shortly.
Mommy has left your candle for the service tonight.
Hello my beautiful boy, your sister Lucky has come to join you today. Please meet her at the gate and show her all around. I am sure she is ready to run again on brand new healthy legs. I love you Scooby forever and always. Mommy has left your Valentines things
Well Buddy they just called your sister's ashes are back at the hospital today. I will pick them up tomorrow and we have decided to place them in the cabinet beside you. because you both were our free spirit dominate babies. You even had a healthy LOL respect for her. I miss her so much and all the firsts just like I did with you. I love you my big rolly polly boy.
Yesterday daddy and I were talking about you and how you used to torment BJ, he is getting very feeble Scooby. He has that problem with his spine and is now on three legs really but he is still happy and running or should I say hobbling the fence line. I love you my rolly polly , boy always.
We had our first thunder storm this morning. I can remember you my rough and tough dog, how you would very sneaky like come up stairs to be with us and the others. It was like, I don't like this but I am not going to show my fear so I will just lay here with you. LOL I miss you boy always
Today I had to take your brother BJ to the vet for surgery, as I waited our turn to go in I got into a conversation with a lady who has lost a heeler last year. I love taking about you. I miss you Scooby, watch over your brother as he is in surgery and bring him back to us safely.
Watch over us my big boy tomorrow we will be helping a little one , her name is Kandi Kisses to her second chance..
Mommy has left your Easter things today. I miss you Scooby, it is snowing here today and I know that you would have been laying outside enjoying all the snowflakes falling .
Another Fall is here. I miss you my boy. We are doing ok. Your cousin Maverick has come to join you at the bridge. Buddy is still hanging on, Turbo is getting older but the others are fine. I love you boy and I miss you always. It is a cool day today and I know you would have been laying out there in the yard.
It is a cold snowy day here buddy. Daddy and I were just talking about how you would have loved it. You loved the cold and the snow. Now only Jack is left for that kind of weather. He lays on the back deck about 15 minutes before dinner. LOL But quickly comes back in to the warm fire after his excursions. We love you buggy and we miss you.