March 18, 2009
It has been a month since you left your earthly home for one in the sky. I have a star that I say goodnight to when I go to your grave in the evening.
After Tippy, I didn't know that I could accept another dog into my life. I had lost Smutty, Tippy, J.J.. Henrietta lived long enough to train you to guard me. Then you came along with your little butt wiggle and won our hearts.
Remember when we walked up on the herd of 10 bull elk out at John's place. Then there were the camels and more elk. Wild turkeys and armadillos......it was heaven on earth for us. You trekked along with me the day I caught the horse and rode him all the way to the main house. You had never seen me on a horse but you took it in stride..just like you took everything in stride. You were truly like Tippy in that you were devoted, disciplined and loved life!
Squirrels were your mortal enemies. You could spend an hour eyeballing one while he danced just out of your reach.....it particularly upset you when he barked at you and laughed in your face!!!
The day we went to the waterfalls and you found a baby duck and picked it up. I yelled "no" and you dropped it. You had a very soft mouth.The little duckling ran and jumped into the creek and paddled away with it;s brothers and sisters. You never failed to live beyond my expectations.....
.It was thrilling and an honor to be your human.
I heard your little talking voice about two weeks ago. I was so thrilled because just for that instant I believed that you had returned home. Alas, it was only your angel spirit so at least I knew you are still in the house with us.
Lita loves you and she and TeddyJack miss you so much.