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Monday, September 28, 2009

A sad day..............

So we had a really sad day at our house on Saturday. This cute dog - our buddy - passed away. He was 12 1/2 - so he lived a long full life and died peacefully in his sleep. Somehow it didn't make it any easier though. We got buddy when he was 6 weeks old - 1 week before our wedding day. He actually was at our wedding - running around for a bit - till he annoyed everyone to death and then ended up in the kennel - but he was there. He has been there since the beginning........so it was really hard. He hunted alot with Dean when he was younger (wish i could find some of the puppy pictures) - then he kinda just mellowed out when we had kids. He was so good with the kids - always loving on them....he will be missed.


Buddy soaking up the attention while Ethan pets him. This was the saddest part - Everytime Dean mowed the lawn - buddy followed along, he's done this since he was little - he followed till the lawn was completley mowed - it was kina thier thing. So when dean mowed on Saturday it was really really sad. They were best buds. Baylee giving him luvs - buddy never ever jumped up or made the kids feel scared or uncomfortable.Even the cat tortured him. They slept in the same bed for along time until about 6 months ago - but became kinda senile, lost his hearing and could barely see - whe had to start putting him in the kennel because he would wander. But they were buds - olive would sit there and play with his tail - and buddy just let him do it. I love this picture - buddy had to be a part of everything - here - he couldn't get a good view of the fishing so he stuck his head between deans legs so he could see better.
He is actually asleep in this picture - too darn funny - he always slept this way. He didn't have the prettiest coat - it seems like he would finally loose all of his winter coat once it was time to grow it back again.The kids cried alot - Dean cried alot (more than i've ever seen), i cried alot. But i think we are all okay with it now. We took him up to the property on Saturday night and buried him there. The kids each drew a picture for him and gave him something special and we put thier stuff in before we buried him and then they each put a flower on top of the grave. Dean said a beautiful prayer blessing his grave - and we will be able to visit it anytime we are up there - it is a special place - a place where he had alot of memories too - wow - who would of ever thought an animal could have such a big impact on your lives - you don't realize it till they aren't in your life any longer.
On a happy note - If you havn't been over to GCD's Blog - there is SUPER big news over there. Melody Ross (from Chatterbox) - has joined forces with GCD studios and has come out with a beautiful vintage line - here is a sneaky - go check out the blog for all of the pictures - your not going to beleive how much is in this collection - tons and tons of embellishments!
thanks for stopping by...........
Brenda

14 comments:

catchinghappiness said...

So sorry to hear about your dog. Buddy sounds like he was as sweet as can be. We have a golden retriever about that age and I am dreading "the day". Hugs to you and your family. Amy Tara

Jessica said...

awww so sorry to hear about Buddy...he was a beautiful dog and sounds like a wonderful part of your family.

Deneen said...

Hugs and prayers it is so very hard when you lose a beloved pet. Our Emma (a lab) is 11 and I know it will be so very hard on all of us when something happens to her.

Becky said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy, it is such a huge loss when a dear pet goes on ahead.
Hugs to your sweet family.

B-

laura vegas said...

so sorry that buddy has left you and your family. he sounds like an amazing member of your family .. and i can tell he will be greatly missed.

laterg8r said...

so sorry to hear about buddy :D

Karie Coats said...

I've been meaning to call... Buddy will be missed even by my boys! I'm glad you are feeling better about it. Hugs and Kisses!
Love you

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh sweetie... this is so hard for you all. *hugs*

TheDooleys4 said...

This post made me cry for you guys.:( Hugs.

Jodi said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your family member! We had to have two of our beloved pets put to sleep on monday and I am mourning with you. Heartfelt hugs to your family...

Brandy Jo said...

O. that makes me so sad. I even enjoyed his greeting when I came over to visit. And I noticed recently that he did not greet me. He must have been in his kennel that day.

Stacy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so very hard to lose an animal that is such a big part of your life. My heart goes out to your and yours.

Kirsty Wiseman said...

oh B, what a sad sad thing to hPPEN.
I dread the day mine goes. DREAD IT. I love him with all of my heart. They become a wonderful part of your life.
I actualLy want to cry for you too x

Cindy Tobey said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I know how difficult losing a pet is. I'm tearing up just thinking about it. ((hugs))