Monday, May 16, 2011
Goodbye Old Friend
Today is a sad day. Today Tim, our loyal dog of 15 years had to be put down. We had always hoped that he would just die in his sleep and we would not have to be faced with with such decisions. But alas, that was not to be. Simon was with him when he passed, loyal to the end.
He was a crazy little dog. Always on the go at a hundred miles an hour, I don't think he ever sat still until he was 5 years old. He liked to lick and even though he wasn't meant to, he just could not keep that big tongue in his mouth. He liked to round things up, mostly our 2 cats, much to their annoyance. He had a love/hate relationship with both the vacuum cleaner and the lawnmower, barking and snapping at them.
When Holly was born, he was so scared of her, the first day she was home, he shook with fear. As the girls have grown so to did their bond with him. Tim discovered to his joy that both girls loved throwing sticks and balls for him, even if their throws lacked any distance, he was still a willing participant. The girls loved him. Loved to cuddle him. Loved to make him part of their games.
He will be missed.