Sunday, August 22, 2010

Aubridge Skyrocket In Flight RN CGC

The World's Best Family Dog passed away yesterday.

We were in the middle of a “greeting” and he collapsed, and was gone.

At a time like this I know I’m supposed to reminisce at length about all the wonderful things he did (many) about how proud I was of him (unbelievably) and how much I loved him (deeply, fully, and unconditionally)…

But I can’t.

Not yet.

Perhaps by the anniversary of his birth – he would have been 7 the end of November – I’ll be up to creating a proper tribute to The World's Best Family Dog.

But not today.

I have a stack of videos on my computer – things I always meant to upload and never did. Would it be strange to upload them now?

Would it be strange not to?

I’m not the sort to grieve forever. In fact, the thought of a new puppy is already creeping into my mind. Zachary isn't cut out to be an only dog, and I miss being “surrounded” by my Golden Army.

I know Beau wouldn’t mind. He just wasn’t that sort of dog. I always said he had Obsessive Compulsive Friendliness Disorder – I sure hope St. Peter understands.

Rest in Peace Big Dog.

Aubridge Skyrocket In Flight RN CGC
11/30/03 – 08/21/10

6 comments:

Wendy Krehbiel said...

Wow - I'm speechless. Words can't express my sadness and sympathies to you and your family.

tervnmal said...

I'm so sorry. Such hollow words but please know others share your loss.

BZ Training said...

They don't stay with us nearly long enough, do they?

sagechronicles said...

I know how hard it is to lose your best friend, but the memories are there for later.

katie, Meeka and Maizey said...

Kathleen, I just got back to a wifi signal and your loss was the first thing that greeted me. Is it kosher to cry in starbucks? I am so sorry. What a shock. There are no words.

For me the puppy dreaming is a tribute to the mark the one lost has left on your heart and a testament to the greatness he was.

So sorry. Katie, meeka and maizey

Anonymous said...

Kathleen,
I came across your website while surfing. My heart goes out to you. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Beau.

Sincerely,
Sandra (dog lover and owner)
Greenville, SC