The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Farewell to Fo-Fo

        Saturday we said good-bye to our senior, Foley. He was 14 and overnight got to the point where his body and his heart were sending the same message: It's time to go.





          We took our one-year old, Radar, along. I was hoping this would help. It must be confusing to dogs to live in a pack and then one day, a dog leaves and never comes back.

        I don't know if Radar understood what was going on. He's pretty much oblivious to everything unless it's a frisbee or a bowl of food or a leash.

        Foley was with us for 7 years. He was a stray, running in Foley, Missouri and then Love a Golden Rescue got him. We were supposed to only foster him... but ended up failing as a foster (since we adopted him).

        This funny-looking golden was obsessed with tennis balls. Once, when I took him to visit my mom in her nursing home, he tried to pull the tennis ball off the leg of another senior citizen's walker. Thankfully, we stopped him before he was successful.

         I'll miss his belches (he'd come right up to our face and burp loudly). I'll miss his barking (when we left the house--he was alerting the burglars that the coast was clear). I'll miss his amber-colored eyes.

         And this is way later than I planned, but I drew a name for David W. Berner's book, There's a Hamster in the Dashboard.

              The winner is Pat W.  (Email me with your address, Pat.)

             If you have a pet, give them an extra treat tonight... in memory of Fo-Fo.

23 comments:

  1. So sorry!

    It is difficult putting an old friend down.

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    1. Joeh--Thanks. It IS harder than hard...

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  2. Oh, so sad for you. Even when we know the time is right, it does not make it easier to part! It just hurts to read....I am so glad you have Radar to help ease the pain a bit as I bet he won't let you have much tear time!

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    1. Claudia--Having Radar DOES make it easier...

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope the good memories of him give you comfort.

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    1. Pat--Thank you. We have so many great memories of Foley.

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  4. Another guardian angel to watch over you. So sorry for your loss, my friend.

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    1. Lisa--Thanks for your kind words. Thankfully, what we gain while we have them is worth the loss...

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  5. I'm so sorry. Foley was lucky, though, because he had a great pack. We never forget the ones who pass....they run with us in spirit forever.

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    1. Shay--Maybe Bosco and Foley are playing together?

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  6. Aww...goodbyes are so hard. Remember the good times, and those special 7 years you had together.

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    1. Val--We had lots of wonderful times with him.

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  7. Oh, so sorry, Sioux! He was lucky to have you, too!

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    1. Cathy--I think dogs to come to the people they do for a reason. He might have had a rough life for the first 7 years, but during the last 7, he was spoiled and pampered.

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  8. My heart goes out to your family. Foley the burper was loved. He was sweet boy.

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  9. Linda--Thank you. You got that right. He WAS loved.

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  10. I'm so sorry for the loss of Foley, Sioux. I know your Fo-Fo was truly loved. It's so hard to lose a pet. Sending you hugs.

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    1. Theresa--Thank you. I appreciate your kind words. He was a pampered pooch, for sure. They're never on this earth long enough...

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  11. That dear face makes my heart ache. How lucky he was to have spent his last seven years with such a loving family. Sending best to all of you.

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  12. Tammy--Thanks. We were lucky, too.

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  13. Sioux, I'm sorry. I didn't know. Foley was so lucky to end up with you guys, and live out his last years in a loving home. Hugs to you.

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  14. You gave Foley a wonderful life. I'm sure he's now running free at the Rainbow Bridge with my Indy and all the other much loved critters who have left this earth.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  15. You gave Foley a wonderful life. I'm sure he's now running free at the Rainbow Bridge with my Indy and all the other much loved critters who have left this earth.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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