Skip to comments.My best friend is gone
Posted on 06/08/2009 1:06:12 PM PDT by dervish
My best friend of 16 years died Thursday.
She was an Obedience Champion, #1 in her Breed in 2003 AKC, she had a Utility degree and OTCH points before arthritis took her out of competition. She knew about fifty words/expressions, she could swim like a mini tugbout, catch a frisby on the fly, retrieve anything with all her heart, climb a ladder, bark on command, drop food on command, find hidden objects on command, do the Schutzhund arm hold, and many other feats.
She heeled perfectly off leash on Manhattan streets and parks recognizing the need to stop at every curb and ignoring dogs, squirrels and other distractions.
She was affectionately called a 'play machine'. She loved kids, people, other dogs (especially un-neutered males), and had a bark I named the call of the wild.
She will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss. Our companions in life’s journey are not only other people — and that is how it has always been.
I am so sorry. She had a wonderful life with you.
So sorry, I lost my Golden of nearly 15 years last August. It’s a heartbreaker.
Sorry to hear that. You can never replace your pet, but I know that there are thousands of dogs in shelters right now that are desperate to find a loving home.
My condolences dervish. Sixteen is a long life for a dog.
Sorry to hear about that.
I’d almost rather read about a relative passing away than Man’s best friend.
You have my condolences. Losing a furry friend is never easy.
A leaping salute to your old friend! Rest In Peace!
It’s surprising how often a loss like this hurts more than a human bereavement. I hope you get a new best friend soon.
You have my deepest condolences.
She was a good dog and you obviously loved her and gave her a full and active life and a happy home.
Ohhhh. It needs me.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry. You gave her 16 wonderful years.
I am so sorry for the loss of your friend but she will be waiting for you....
Little Dog Angel
HIGH up in the courts of Heaven to-day
A little dog-angel waits,
With the other angels he will not play,
But he sits alone at the gates;
“For I know that my master will come,” says he:
“And when he comes, he will call for me.”
He sees the spirits that pass him by
As they hasten towards the throne,
And he watches them with a wistful eye
As he sits at the gates alone;
“But I know if I just wait patiently
That some day my master will come,” says he.
And his master, far on the earth below,
As he sits in his easy chair,
Forgets sometimes, and he whistles low
For the dog that is not there;
And the little dog-angel cocks his ears,
And dreams that his master’s call he hears.
And I know, when at length his master waits
Outside in the dark and cold
For the hand of Death to ope the gates
That lead to those courts of gold,
The little dog-angel’s eager bark
Will comfort his soul in the shivering dark.
I’m so sorry for your loss. :(
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