Monday, October 5, 2009

Our BEST FRIEND..................






Just sitting here thinking about someone in our lives that never judges, gets mad, distrusts and who loves unconditionally, this is our friend Mockey. Mockey came to our family during a time when we were all working on recovering from the loss of another close friend..Sandy..and he filled the holes in our heart in a way we will always be grateful for. He was just a pup, hyper and into everything. He was tiny, running as fast as he could throughout the house and under the couch, and yes, falling through the slats in the stairs of the deck! We had to go through and put chicken wire along the bottom of the fence so to avoid an escape, then when he did escape, we would chase him all over Milden Lane (thanks neighbors for your patience) He loved to ride in the car, that became a good thing for us. It was always such a pain to go looking for him (with 4 little kids), you would meet him eye to eye and then he would dart away! Finally we got smart and used a secret tool, the car....due to the fact he love a good ride, we would open the sliding door and he would run and jump right in...ha ha gotcha!!! He grew to be a beautiful loving friend who would run trails along the fence....he was everybodys friend. He is always there when we need his comfort. Seems to know when we need his snuggling. Has has always been such a sweet boy, and such a good dog..the best, and we are a lucky family to have been able to call him our friend for the last 17yrs. We hope to have many more years with Mockey, but see him slowing down a lot. He doesn't run trails anymore, doesn't run away anymore, has a hard time climbing the deck stairs, doesn't jump on the beds or furniture anymore...and as of lately, doesn't look at us and whine to have us do something for him....he lays at our feet, sleeps outside in the tomato bushes or under the lilac bush...we pick him up so he can sleep on the bed, or on occasion we put him in his favorite place on the back of the couch to look out the window, but we have to hold on to him so he doesn't fall... you can feel him getting skinnier and skinner because he isn't eating as much......We are realistic, we know he is older than most dogs ever get, but because of our love he is still with us and we hope he is for a long time to come....you just don't find dogs that are so loving and good. Mockey, we want to thank you for all the wonderful loving years you shared with our family...17yrs is a long time and as long as you need us, we need you....We love you sweet friend....

2 comments:

Joni Walton said...

Cute post! And, loved your "spur of the moment bowling!"

Allison said...

Sorry to hear about Mockey:( When you have a dog for so long they become a part of the family. I know he will be missed.