Sunday, March 15, 2009

In Spanky's Memory...

The worst thing that could happen, did on Friday, I lost my beloved Spanky in an unfortunate accident. I can say his passing was swift, I don't think he had any pain and I was there with him in his last moments. He was only 5 and I can't believe was a HUGE void he has left in this household. He was my Wal-Mart greeter at our barn, always friendly, wagging his tail, loved everyone and made sure everyone loved him...charmed their pants off, he did! He was my snuggler, always following me around the house and settling in next to me when I sat or laid down. He was a talker too, he'd woof to show you his pleasure or displeasure or to get you to give him something. He has many nicknames, but the one most often used was Doodle...short for Spanky Doodle...this is something my MIL started calling him as a puppy and it just took. Below is a picture of him in the backseat from our Denver vacation over Christmas...he was quite comfy back there!

Spanky, my little man, may you always get the armchair, always have the ball and enjoy chasing whatever small animal you may find as you crossed Rainbow Bridge. You have left a void in this household that will be very hard to fill.
We love and miss you lil Doodle, someday I hope to meet with you again!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, Paula!!! I am sitting here BAWLING as if I just lost my own fur baby!!! I am so so soooooo sorry for you ..... these furry ones are our children, & it's so painful to lose them!!! Hugs & good thoughts to you, my friend!!

Carly Robertson said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad news Paula. I've lost a pet before and it is so painful. It's like losing a family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, Spanky! Such a sweet furry-friend! You will be missed! There's a German Shepard up there named, Brewster - find him and he'll show you the ropes, he's another good dog!
Paula - I'm so sorry for your loss... I know how much it hurts - have a hug from me! He sure looks like he was a happy dog!

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry Paula! {{{Hugs}}}

MollyD said...

Paula - first of all I didn't realize we had something in common like horses...I completely understand what you are going through with your dog! We had a barn master (our Otis) who was there when we were in the barn to watch and protect...when he left us (my 19th birthday) we renamed out stable to "Hoof & Paw Alley" becuase of all the family members love that was left there...I will keep you in my prayers!

Alicia said...

Oh no !! I am so sorry for your loss . Anyone who has lost a pet understands your grief. I am glad that he did not suffer and I hope that brings you some comfort.

Gingerbread Gal said...

Paula, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you big hugs my friend.
~Rachel

mamichelle said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! That is so sad. My thoughts are with you, Paula. Big hugs to you!

gm glimmerglass said...

Really sad to hear you lost your little guy. He's adorable! There's nothing like our dogs for unconditional love and great companionship.

We lost one of ours recently and I just try to think of how much better he's feeling in Doggie Heaven.

Hugs.

FSM

Crafting Joanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad news Paula, losing a family pet is like losing a member of the family. Thinking of you and your family.

Joanne x

handstampedbylacey said...

Oh, Paula! I am so sorry! I know how hard it can be to loose a loved pet...they are such a huge part of the family. Big Hugs.
~Lacey

Lil' Inker said...

I gasped out loud when I read this! I am so sorry, Paula. I know what a difficult time this must be for you. Actually, I am a little teary! I know there's a place where all of our beloved fur-babies are all playing together. Thinking of you, Laura

Anjou Krelovich said...

Oh Paula, I'm so sorry. They do find spaces in our hearts. Praying for you.

Ellie said...

Oh Paula, I am just now reading this. I am so very sorry about your loss. :(