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I've been wanting to do this for a while, but haven't had the time or energy to sit and go through these photos on the computer... We lost our dog, Duke on June 22nd. He was almost 13 years old. He was just a puppy when I met my husband. We really got to know each other taking him for walks. All these years later, he was a big part of our lives. Saw many changes. Protected me and made me feel safe when I lived alone.. it was while walking the dog that Chris, my husband, proposed to me.., he was there when I sold my house and moved into Chris's house, when we brought our baby home from the hospital, and when we moved to the house we now live in. I feel lucky to have had such a good dog. He taught Austin a love for animals and how to be gentle and kind to the elderly since he was already a "senior" when Austin was born. He was such an easygoing dog. Anyway, here is my little tribute to him, along with some listening enjoyment.. We will always love our Duke the Dog!
Then, a few months later, we were needing another dog in our lives and along came Buster.. our new family member who stole our hearts right away! He's a mess but we LOVE him!!
The look that said
My little one is definitely a 'dog person'. :o)
and there is sure enough of this one to go around! He's grown so much in two years!
Both of them have.. :/
Time just flies by too fast!! Gonna link up @ Melody's Tuesday Treasures. I heard a rumor that there might be prizes? Maybe you'd like to link up too! Happy Tuesday. xo
I loved your pet stories Kelli. What a beautiful dog Duke was. His story brought a lump to my throat. And Buster? wow, what a big boy he is! I had a Newfoundland when I was in my teens. Her name was Tammy and she was impossible! So lovely to see your son have such a wonderful relationship with his "big" mate.
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What a great story about your dog Duke. It was so similar to my story of Beauregard, the basset hound. He was 10 days from being 13 years when we also had to make that decision. By far the worst days of my life. What a big and handsome boy Buster is. The picture of Austin and Buster on the couch - beyond cuteness!
Here's a post I did about my beloved Beau: http://churndashcottage.blogspot.com/2007/07/my-beau.html