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An Old Dog's Tale

Sad day...

July 17th 2011 7:23 pm
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Friday July 15, 2011 Duke crossed over the rainbow bridge.

For sometime now he'd been taking pain medication to help with the arthritis in his hips but it stopped working. He was in too much pain. We couldn't ask him to carry on like that. Our family is very sad but we know he led a good long and spoiled life. Boomer, Dottie, John and I will miss him terribly but we know our Uncle Duke/Duker/Honey Bear is at rest and no longer in pain.

Good night sweet prince, may flights of angels sing you to your rest...


Mommy's my Valentine!

February 11th 2007 7:05 am
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You know I'm a spoiled boy. I always have been and I always will. And, sometimes I don't make it easy for my Mommy b/c I'm a little crazy...seriously I am. I have separation anxiety, I barf if I don't get dinner on time, I don't mind worth a damn if I don't feel like it, I'm getting old and have arthritis so I don't do the tricks I used to be able to do, believe me the list can go on. Well.... this year I'm going to try really hard to be a good boy for Mommy b/c she's so special to me. She always takes care of me and if she can't she finds someone who can, which is why I end up w/ Boomer and Dottie half the time, which I can't complain about since they have such a huge backyard. I love to sniff! Anyway.... I decided Mommy is my Valentine, always has been and always will. I love her and I'm going to try really hard this Wednesday to be a good boy for her and give her lots of extra loves. She's deserves it!


Dear Sweet Little Bit

August 28th 2006 7:17 am
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My heart is breaking right now. If there was one pup that has touched my life it's been Little Bit. She's been the model pup. Courageous and brave she faced her lymphoma w/ grace. Right up to the end. I must say that we didn't know each other that well and it seems like we had just met but we bonded over our mutual love of ice cream from Diary Queen and food. Lots and lots of food.

I know that she has passed on and it breaks my heart that she's not here to talk to and send treats back and forth. But, deep down I know she is in a better place and is happy and healthy and watching down on us all from the Rainbow Bridge.

Please don't forget us Little Bit, one day we will meet again and I would love to take you out for a dish of cream. We can call it a date to Diary Queen.

Rest in peace sweet little angel. You've touched us all.


My Tail of Devotion for Duke Ellington

July 6th 2006 5:40 am
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Mr. Duke,

You've been one of my best buds since I was in high school and I just love you dearly. You've let me cry on your fur, laugh in your ear, and cuddle w/ you in bed on a cold night. You're such a good boy. And, you love your mama w/ all your little heart and help her when I can't be around. I love you so much!

Your big sister Emily

To my dearest family,

I know I'm a neutrotic doggie. I know I have really bad separation anxiety and I know I get nervous and pace around about little things but it's b/c I love you. I love all of you and want only to be by your side. I know I'm getting older and that when I was younger we had some really good times playing so don't forget those times and let's still play as often as we can. I love you all so much.

Your one and only Duke

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