Wednesday, November 7, 2007

and then there were two.

Pumpkinhead

1992?-Nov 7, 2007


Pumpkin…I was told that most boxers don’t live past the age of ten…but no one ever told you, you were at least fifteen. Since you chose me when you were a stray at the shelter, I never knew your exact birthday.
I will never forget your fear of water …you gave me a black eye when you charged from the bathroom during your first bath…and you hit bottom in the pool, too much muscle and not enough fat doesn’t float well.
I will not forget those months you spent snuggled against me day and night while I was on bedrest during my pregnancy with E1.
I can still see you and a toddler E1 standing at the front door and barking at the FedEx guy. You taught a toddler how to bark…something I will always remember.
Just last week, you helped yourself to a box of cereal in the cupboard…how can I forget the racket that made in the middle of the night?
I will miss your “snarf”…no other way to describe the noise you made when you wanted something.
You were a sweet and lovable dog…a bed and couch hog…a good friend.
We will miss you.

*updated for clarity*

7 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

Since this was written in the past tense, I assume it's a farewell.

It's hard to say good-bye to a long-time friend and companion. My condolences, TripleE.

stuffed said...

So sorry. :0( I have a cat that's dying from kidney disease so I can relate. Love the barking at UPS and snarfing. What a gorgeous dog.

Shelly said...

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras.

So sorry for the loss of your beloved pet.

Ann M. said...

Aww, I am so sorry. It sounds like Pumpkinhead was a great dog.

Hope you're doing OK.

Melinda said...

I'm so sorry. You know we lost our elder statesman, Oscar, in the spring & I still have times where the missing him catches me off guard.

Hope the kids are doing okay too. It can be especially hard on them.

{{Hugs}} We are very sorry for your loss.

Butterfly Wife said...

I am so sorry. Doggies are just so special and it is hard when they aren't there any more. Moo and Bear helped me write this. They send their doggie love to you and your family. Big hugs and wet doggie kisses from here.

liberal army wife said...

I'm so sorry. Losing your friend is hard. and I love Boxers, had one when I was little, a better dog with kids I don't think one could find.

LAW