A few days ago my friend and ex -husband, Ryan, gave me a call and shared some bad news. Our pup of 14 years, Beuford, was “going downhill fast”. Ryan let me know that he will be putting our boy down within the next week or two. This is sad for us both, even though we know it is the kindest thing that can be done for Beuford.
For this post I’m going to celebrate our hound and all of his fabulousness by sharing a few things:
1. He is a black lab/basset hound mix. He is as goofy looking with personality to boot!
2. Amazingly, even with those incredibly short legs, he once – somehow – pulled an entire gallon bag of chocolate chip cookies from off of the counter and ate them. All.
3. He goes into strange barking/body spasms when he wants attention.
4. His love of walks is near or equal to his love of treats.
5. He had an incredibly adorable way of slinking off of the couch when you caught him on it.
6. When he sits he looks a bit like a seal.
7. He is incredibly loving and loyal and my hope is that as he drifts off to sleep, his last dreams are filled with treats and walks and love.
I share your hope in 7… peace and doggy heaven…
My sympathies. Losing a pet is really terrible.
You absolutely captured his soulful, “how could you be mad at me” eyes. What a dog he has been! Love, Mom
Laughing and crying while reading this. Thank you for sharing those memories with us. He will always be remembered for his short legs and big ears… I mean heart. Love you lots. Big hug!
Thank you, Heather! I don’t know how you forgot grace and beauty in that list, so I’ll go ahead and mention them;)
Thank you, Mom! He is a pretty sweet pup.
Thank you so much. It’s tough, but really the kindest thing that can be done for him at this point.
:) Thanks so much for the comment.
Oh beauf…im so sorry micah. He really is a very sweet dog. Sending lots of love and hugs your way friend.
This one makes me smile! What an amazing puppy dog. Great way to remember him… As if one could forget him! Sorry about the inevitable. Love you,
Thank you, Gail!
Sorry for the loss of beautiful Beuford.
The animals that become part of our lives give us the chance to feel. This covers the whole range of what that word means and I am endlessly grateful to all my dogs for letting me feel the whole range from deepest loss and self pity to utter joy simply because they existed. Isn’t it stunning that Beauford has managed to touch so many lives just simply by being himself.
Beautifully put. Thank you.