Friday, July 11, 2008

Farewell old friend


Last night I returned home from a jewelry party only to find my house empty, no boys watching outdoor channel. Turns out that they were in the camper with our older dog, Monty, who was not doing so well. I ended up putting Jared to bed and then Mike and I sat with Monty for a few hours, just petting and talking to him. He ended up passing this morning. Mike and I got him when we were just married and bought our house, so he's been with us a while. He was a sweet dog who provided endless hours of entertainment, served as a guard for Kiersten when she was little and stood watch over Jared as he tried to chop down trees. Mike is torn up and Jared is not much better. I'm sad but grateful he's now in a place where he can run and chase squirrels to his heart's delight. So Monty, here's to you old friend, you were a great dog and we'll miss you.

4 comments:

connie said...

Are we seeing who can make the other cry the most today? I am sorry about Monty. You guys will see him again someday!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry. Dogs are truly family members! Dot Dot will take care of him until you cross the veil. I can picture her surrounded like she's in her own private zoo with all the animals circled around her! We're afraid of losing Rhett soon too (he's a honeymoon dog)!

Alona said...

I was so sorry to hear about Monty this morning from Mike. I know that you all loved him so very much. Hugs to all of you.

marlajayne said...

I was saddened to read about the passing of your pooch. They really have a way of getting into our hearts, dont't they? I can still hear the pitter patter of my parents' dog as she trotted around from room to room.