Friday, December 01, 2006

We'll Miss You, Junior

'Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark
Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home;
'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will make
Our coming, and look brighter when we come.
From Don Juan, Lord Byron

10 comments:

tadcranky said...

Sorry to hear about that, he always seemed like a fun pup. And I just recently learned that he was a find dog actor.

Ed. said...

Thanks. He was always everybody's favorite. For a little guy he's leaving a big hole.

Flytimes said...

Our condolences.
WT and Mrs. WT

Kevin said...

Ed, Sorry to hear about your loss! I know how much it sucks. Herculues does too! I am sure Jasmine, Slick and Patch met Jr. with open paws!

opax said...

I am sorry to hear this. Have strenght.

Ed. said...

Thanks, all, for the nice comments and well wishes. I was away for the weekend and it was weird and sad to come home to just two thirds of our dog population. But we decided that two dogs is a good number, so we will not replace Jr.

Thanks again, everybody.
Ed.

Craig said...

Ed, Sorry to hear about Junior. Given the quote from Don Juan, I expect you are familiar with my favorite quote from Byron, also regarding a dog:

"Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog."

Ed. said...

Craig, thank you so much. Very nice of you to check in, Sandy and I both appreciate this truly wonderful quote.

Joseph A. said...

Profoundly sad. I lost one of our dogs last year, he was alomost 15 years old. His tags have now become permanently fixed to my fishing jacket, and he will always be with me.

Remember that all dogs to to heaven.

Ed. said...

I believe you're right, Joseph. Thank you for the kind words.