Feb 16, 2008

Goodbye Josie!! We love you and we'll miss you!!

This is Josie a couple of years ago, pheasant hunting with the Hopkins, and Queensberrys. We have had many fun days with Josie over the Years.

This is Josie on Valentines day 2008. She seemed to be feeling better this day, although you can see she doesn't feel well.

Josie, our dog for nine years, died this mornig at about 2:00am. She had been sick for a couple of days. We buried Josie at Grandpa's horse pasture very close to her good freind Ella. I have had many dogs, horses and other pets over the years, but it doesn't seem to get easier when they leave this old world... Josie was a very average bird dog, but she was an exceptional pet. She was gentle and loyal and never lost her puppy playfullness!! I will miss taking walks and getting up birds!! Our family will miss Josie very much. I am reminded of a line from one of my favorite childhood movies, Where the Red Fern Grows. Billy has lost both his dogs and he asks his mom if God has a heaven for dogs. I echo her reply, " I believe so Billy, only... it is much more beautiful than it is here!!!!!!

Goodbye for now Josie.

1 comment:

wild bri said...

Goodbye Josie, hope there are endless fields full of birds for you on the other side.

Sad picture of the burial. Journeys expression almost made me start crying, which of course I never do, being so tough.

We have moved around too much to get a dog but the boys keep bugging us about it so maybe someday.