Monday, October 10, 2016

Thank you!!

I used to love going for walks in the snow with Tristan and his "sister" Sophie. They were both fans of winter...


Thank you for all your kind words about our sweet Tristan. They made me cry some more! But that's okay, Tristan was worth the tears. Here are a few more oldies but goodies for you...


When he was younger, Tristan loved toys. He especially loved to carry things around in his mouth, and retrieving tennis balls, and disembowelling stuffed animals to get at the squeaker inside!


He loved CERTAIN cats, but especially Redford (and the feeling was mutual!)



And he had the best smile ever!


He was skunked many times. Eventually I stopped putting a collar on him because so many were ruined with the stench of skunk! He was also porcupined once, which did seem to cure him of his interest in those creatures. He never lost his interest in skunks, but fortunately he became so slow-moving in his later years that the skunks were able to shuffle away from him rather than unleashing their odiferous spray!


Tristan had a great sense of humour and he loved rolling on to his back.




I hope he and Sophie are together again, getting muddy and chasing critters and following their noses to the next adventure. Time goes so fast, and it's hard to believe they are now both gone... this really is the hardest part of having pets: saying good-bye. All you can do is hope you gave them a good life, and spared them any suffering at the end. 

But it still sucks...

Thank you SO MUCH for all the beautiful comments left on my last post. They are so comforting to me.

And happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. I am thankful to have such a wonderful group of people reading my blog and sharing their feelings about it with me!
xoxo

20 comments:

  1. and hopefully skunk spray doesn't stick over the Rainbow Bridge.... :) he sounds like a very special boy

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    1. Well, the dogs never seemed to mind being skunked.... so maybe RB is full of them! :)

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  2. We remember the good and the bad...skunks.

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    1. HOw can we forget the skunks?

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  3. Sweet boy and great memories! Saying goodbye is the hardest!! Sending much love.

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  4. You're welcome. He was a good old boy.

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    1. He was. He was just very tired...

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  5. Such sweet memories xxx

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    1. I can always draw on those. :)

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  6. The love we have for our companion animals --(i.e., this past July, we adopted a 3-legged marmalade rescue cat "Sonny")-- is, as you know, Natalie, without compare in our lives. 'Missing your good, sweet boy Tristan with you these days.

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    1. Three-legged cats are very special! :)

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  7. You're welcome. It is the hardest thing we do as pet parents. Know that you gave that sweet boy of yours the best life for him you could. He knows that he was loved and wanted and having a joyous time over the rainbow bridge.

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    1. I hope he is chasing squirrels with SOphie!

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  8. I am so glad you shared Tristan with us again, what a handsome, fun, boy! Sending you much love. Hoping you were able to at least enjoy Thanksgiving somewhat (((hugs))) DakotasDen

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    1. He was quite the character. Thank you, Caren!

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  9. They are both running and rolling through the fields in dog heaven having a blast . Yes the toughest part of having pets is having to say good bye but in our hearts they are always there and our memories to . Hoping you were able to have a good Thanksgiving a lift your glasses to these two wonderful dogs .

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    1. Thank you for the kind words!

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  10. Such a sweet boy! I left a comment several days ago but it didn't post ...

    So sorry for your loss, Natalie. That's rough.

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