Thursday, March 28, 2013

There's Always Something









    Our beloved beagle Rowdy, died a couple of weeks ago.  He was only eight,  but we called him "the Old Man." He had pancreatitis and almost died a couple of years ago, but he's been healthy and happy most of the time since then. On the other hand, we weren't that shocked when the vet said that he had it again and that his kidneys were failing, but we were so sad.. .He was Kai's dog, and they were a perfect match for each other.  I don't really want to write about it too much, but since I've used this blog to record milestones, I wanted to at least mention Rowdy's passing. He was an incredible dog!

I told Russ that I was even going to miss saying the name "Rowdy." Kai chose it because it was the boy's dog in Summer of the Monkeys, a book by Wilson Rawls, the author of Where the Red Fern Grows, two books we all loved. I do still get to use it a little though. The picture above is of Rowdy Jr., Rowdy's son. A good friend owns him, and we're dog sitting him this week. It's been nice having a Rowdy "Look-a-Like" around, especially for his sister Gidget, who's keeps looking for Old Rowdy everywhere.

8 comments:

One pair of Hands said...

So sad. Losing a beloved pet is very painful. Sad for your other dog too. Best wishes to you all.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Looks like Rowdy Jr. is doing his best to make things a little bit better.

Torhild said...

that is sad. When thinking of my old dog I smile and remember her foundly.

Caffeine Girl said...

Condolences on the loss of a member of your family. Eight years is short, but you'll have his memory forever.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Rowdy. I'll bet Kai has been awfully sad too. Have a Happy Easter!

wildtomato said...

I'm so sorry about Rowdy. These pets really wiggle their way into your family, and they leave a huge hole when they pass.

Willow said...

I'm sad for you. Rowdy that Old Man looks like he was a sweet dog. Sending comfort your way.

JayJay said...

I'm so sorry. I had a beagle as a child and she was very sweet.