Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's Summer and Eco Kids

I said good-bye to my puppy this weekend.  Ana cries and cries when she thinks about how she misses him. He was the most gentle and loving lab I've ever known, and I'll never forget holding him in my hands the day he was born.  We used to give some of our puppies silly names before we sold them, and he was "Load" because he was the big guy of the litter.  When it was time to name him he was Fallon-  Fallon's Load of Rox.

It was fitting to spend the last day with him in the yard where he spent his 14 years.  The kids played and had fun, but they would stop to lovingly pet him and say a prayer for him. Yesterday when we stood and looked at his grave, the tears came, but standing there in the peaceful sunset it felt right to go on gardening and playing and doing all of the things that we did just a few days earlier when he was still with us.  Although there were tears, there were lots of smiles too- and popsicles.  Our old guy would have approved.


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  1. Sorry to hear about your dog :( You have a gorgeous garden! Happy Summer!

  2. sorry for your loss, but sounds like he had such a long and happy life. He will live in your hearts forever.

  3. It's hard to lose a friend, I hope you all remember him with smiles instead of tears soon.
    Your rudbeckia is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. So sorry about the loss of your beloved dog. Our cat (who was like our first baby) has been gone for 8 years now and I still miss her but so happy that we shared 14 special years together too. Your garden is a beautiful place to remember her.
    ~ joey ~

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, all my animals are part of my family and loosing one is so hard. BIG HUGS to you and your family.

  6. Sory for your precious loss!! it's hard to forget someone who was the most important part of the family!!