Noticed a guy walking four dogs yesterday , and remarked to a friend that it looked like incredible wealth to me , ( a pauper in Doggiedom Dollars ) . I told him no way he could see it and explained he had them around forever , and he now took them for granted . To him they are a chore , his wife's Dogs . Of his 5 Dogs ( she raises and shows them ) , he cares for one . His Dog .
Dog afficianados know what that means . There is a bond which rivals Mother and Child , and in fact may be related . Our dogs ' Mother ' us constantly seeing to our wants and needs as Mom would .
What the hell FOTS , lets get this over with . One of ours has passed away and has been buried w a Tennis Ball . Mr and Mrs Suzy , are undoubtedly sad today . How could they not be .
Hopefully Suzy will forgive my copying her note w minor changes for privacy purposes .
" Dixie-Loo, my best girl, died in our backyard yesterday afternoon. This past week was real tough. I had appointments to have her euthanized every day except Thursday (Mr Suzy had Chemo treatment on Thursday). Every morning I'd assess her spirit and cancel that day's appointment. A couple times she rallied. I cancelled Saturday's appointment and rescheduled it for Monday (tomorrow). 2 hours later she collapsed in our back yard. We were there as she took her last breath. I am so happy she did not have to be put in the car for that awful last trip to the vet's office.
We are incredibly saddened but she had a wonderful life. And she was such a good girl. Mr Suzy told me on the way to Chemo treatment that he really wanted her to die at home and to bury her in our yard. I was hardly able to see while driving on the interstate. And I am so glad now that we did it this way. He was right.
And Daisy is helping ease the pain. She does not understand why she is getting so much attention and so many "treats!".
PS We tucked a tennis ball between her paws before wrapping her body in her burial cloth. "
Have tears been jerked yet FOTS ?
Our sympathies to Mr and Mrs Susan .
BTW , regular readers have heard tell of my nightmares where I wake up panicked that since 1980 , I have negleted to feed Waldo . In my defense , being dead and all , he wasn't very hungry . Still my very Best Dreams include that Dog , and when I die , I wanna go where he is . If Mssuzu , and Dixie -Loo are there too , so much the better .
As for the Czar being born in the Title , stay tuned for the next post that has not been written yet .
We looked BTW for a tribute for Ms Dixie , in the FOTOS file . The original idea centered on something like the 21 Gun salute that many of us have heard at Funerals . Only , Dixie was not really Military to our way of thinking . She may not have cared for gunfire , and we do not know if she even Hunted . We always thought of her as your standard all American Labrador , obsessed w Chow . and chasing Balls . I thought we might launch a few in her honor . I looked 45 minutes for a video of 21 Pro Golfers , hitting a drive in unison to honor Payne Stewart . Never found it or it would be right here . I had serious issues w Stewart's sense of fashion , and believe Erkel was more suited to knee socks and plus fours , as those ' clamdigger ' pants are known . Still the man was much beloved by his colleagues , and their tribute to him was touching . If you guys will meet me at the range Saturday morning , we can launch our own 21 Ball Salute for ms Dixie-Loo . I will bring the clubs . Sadly at the moment only #1 and #12 work . Current theory as to why , centers on the Blue shafts .