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Some Sad News

September 7, 2013

This week my family said goodbye to our amazing rescue lab of 11 years, Dalton. He was about 2 when we rescued him, and was been the source of tales ever day 1. In one tale, he ate an uncooked chicken pot pie off the counter, including pieces of the ceramic plate it was going to be cooked in. In another, he tried to eat a pound of hamburger meat in one mouth full, but was caught in the act. With most of the meat still in his mouth he tried to decide if he could pick up pieces that dropped on the floor without loosing the chunk in his mouth. In his old age, he decided burnt wood coals in the fireplace were a delicious treat and we’d find his ear covered in ash from snacking on them. Most of the stories we tell about him seem to involve food, but he also had a habit of destroying things. He wanted to be where we were so much that he went through two screen doors multiple times and destroyed his share of baby gates. He popped up most frequently in my photo a day challenge and was one of my favorite subjects to snap photos of with my phone. We will miss, but were lucky to have had him for such a long time and to experience a relationship with such a loving dog.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandra Cook permalink
    September 7, 2013 7:59 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Dalton’s passing to the other side. The picture you posted of him is beautiful.

  2. September 8, 2013 12:08 am

    It is hard to be mad at those sweet faces. It is great you have so many memories. I am so sorry for your loss. I have an 11yr old black lab and I know it will be hard and the time is coming soon.

  3. September 15, 2013 9:16 am

    Parting from much-loved friends, four-legged or otherwise, is a necessity that never gets easier with practice, but the joy in having had them gives us memories that are truly golden. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  4. September 18, 2013 10:01 pm

    sorry for your loss x

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