Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Farewell Old Friend



Thank you so much to the lovely people who always find time to comment on my posts.  I am sorry they have been so few and far between of late.  This won't be a long one I'm afraid.  Perhaps I'll have something a little more chipper in a few days.  It has been a sad time in our household in the last week.  The time came for us to send one of our good working dogs to the big cattle muster in the sky.  He was one of ten in the litter - February, 2000 - and from the moment I saw him, he was 'my pick'.  Although he was a 'working dog', he was always treated with great affection, and termed 'Mum's loving pup' because he was my pick of the litter.  The boss has said he never regretted keeping him, as he was very good at his job, ie working the lead.

Farewell old mate, we miss you Hank.  Dogtown is not quite the same without you.

14 comments:

margaret said...

so sad to lose your `loving pup` Linda, I am sure he will be greatly missed. ew will be with all the other deary loved pets in doggie heaven now

Anneliese said...

Oh, Linda! What a lovely friend you had to say goodbye toxx

katherine said...

What a gorgeous looking boy he was too. It is always sad to say goodbye to a loved doogie. He sounds like he was an excellent worker for you too.

DIAN said...

Oh Linda, I know how much you care about your dogs: even though they are working dogs you take extra care of them. It must be a terribly sad time for you and you are in my thoughts.

Do take care in the hot conditions.

Penny said...



always hard to say goodbye to a favorite dog, so many over the years, and then another comes along, and eventually breaks your heart.
Hope you are surviving the heat, we have suddenly gone back to winter temps but still no rain and we heat up again next week, the body finds it all a bit confusing!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, He looked like a wonderful and loving dog. I can see why he was your pick. Take care Hugs Judy

Frances Leate said...

Losing any friend is tragic but especially so when you have cared for them. Thinking of you.

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry. We lost ours too this fall-oh the pain.

michelle said...

Linda so sorry to hear of your loss ! what a beautiful dog he was . Thinking of you and sending hugs x

Juliettecherry said...

Every sympathy from me too.

Love and hugs Anne

Robin Mac said...

So sorry Linda, I know how awful it is to lose a faithful friend. Have a very happy birthday tomorrow (probably today when you are reading this) and play with your new camera to keep yourself cheerful. Cheers

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

My friend Linda,
terms of the loss of your compassion, your friend, who gave you their long years their friendship, helped a lot and was magnificent in everything.
Linda, I understand your pain, I love animals, and all the time of year tiny pieces brought up with dogs.
I'm with your pain, because my dog is man's greatest friend, and it was hard to live I was without a dog,
Be brave greeting hug!

Radka said...

He was a beautiful dog, it is very always very hard to loose a doggy friend :-)

Dianne said...

We do get attached to our puppy dogs. Sad for you losing your old mate - thinking of you, Di.