March 18, 1995 - January 12, 2010
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.