Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My beloved Fred.....




March 18, 1995 - January 12, 2010
Fred Jr.

My beloved Fred died this morning.  He was basset-beagle mix who was almost 15 years old.  This just breaks my heart.  He was the last of my dad's dogs and it feels like loosing a part of my dad all over again.  He's been sick for about 2 weeks, not eating and very little activity  We have been babying him like crazy...I even fixed him gravy and biscuits (his favorite) several times and he wouldn't eat that.  We knew his time was near.  He has been such a very special part of our family.  My dad brought Fred and his sister over to us 15 years ago and asked Larry and I to watch them for a few weeks until he could find them a good home...yeah right.   Miss Priss, his sister died about 8 years ago, just after my father passed away.  I was consoled by having Fred after loosing my father...I still had a part of something important to him, a living reminder.  Now Fred is gone.  He was a par of out family for so long and we will miss him greatly.  His friend Zeke is already missing him and looking everywhere for him.  I know Zeke's heart is just as broken as ours.

14 comments:

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Awww! I wanna give you a super big hug! And that's just what I'm going to do the next time I see you. As you know I'm a total dog person. I'm going to be devistated the day my little Lilly Belle leaves us. I can't stand to think about it. Hugs and more hugs... xoxo Laura

Anonymous said...

Beverly
So sorry for the loss of your dog. Hang in there.
Lori In Indiana

IamDerby said...

Oh Bev, I am so very sorry. The loss of a pet is so hard.

Niki Estes said...

Oh, Bev, big hugs! I am so sorry for your loss! It's so hard to lose a pet (our pets are such a big part of the family).

Gina said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It's never easy to lose a beloved pet, and I know that fact that he was linked to your Dad is making this even more difficult. I went trough the same thing when the same thing happened with my Grandmother's dog. (((hugs)))

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh gosh, Bev, you got me all misty eyed, too! Hugs to you!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh Honey I hated reading this. I am so sad for you. I can't even think about losing my pets. Big hugs.

Kacey Elliott said...

So sorry to hear about Fred. There are never words to help ease the pain of losing someone so close, so I will leave you with a *hug*.

Mary K said...

Beverly, I am SO sorry to hear this. It is hard enough to lose a furry family member, but I'm sure the ties to your dad have to make it even harder. Hugs to you (and Zeke too)!

katrynka said...

My heart aches for your loss. We have had quite a few furry and feathered family members over the years. They leave a large hole in your lives when they are gone.

Teresea Roberts said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your puppy Beverly. It is so hard i am praying for your comfort right now.
Teresea

Kelsey said...

Wish I was closer to give you a big hug right now. I'm so sorry to hear about Fred. Love ya!

rhondalyn said...

So sorry you've lost your loving pet, Fred...rhonda~~~

adhorana@aol.com said...

So sorry you've lost your little loving furry pet...rhonda~~~