Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Our pup Smitty

Sebago, Dave, & Smitty. (who was on the 1st BBO)

I am sad to post that a member of our family has passed away. Smitty my 12 year old Shepard died last Sunday. He was sick with cancer and died outside under a tree. I knew he was sick but couldn't do anything for him other than sit with him outside and pat his head. I don't think he was in any pain. I was extremely sad about it and am still sad now that I am writing this because he was a big part of this family.

Smitty left behind his sister, Sebago. The other dogs play with her more, I think they know she lost her friend. If you have tears, sorry, so do I! I didn't want this to be sad so I am going to tell a funny Smitty story!

Smity loved to swim!

When we first bought this building it was, um to be nice, not very nice! There were wild cats everywhere and a wild rooster. The guys next door in the body shop fed this rooster. It even had a name, Darryl. He had a mirror on the fence so he could look at himself and think he had a friend.

One day Smitty came over and we were walking out back and Smitty met Darryl, or should I say Darryl met Smitty!! Instantly Smitty went flying after him and of course I go flying after Smitty. It must have look so funny to see Smitty chasing the rooster and me chasing Smitty. I finally got him but not before he took a bite of Darryl. The rooster ran away so I figured he was alright even though Smitty had a mouth full of feathers!

Swimming down the cape.

The next day I came over and saw the rooster by the mirror and though oh he looks fine. When ever he turned around I almost fell over. His entire butt was bald!! It looked like raw chicken from the grocery store!

From then on we said, "What's for supper tonight, Smitty's Delight".
Smitty was a good dog and we all loved him, now he will get to chase all the chickens he wants!


Alana said...

Hey Jody ~ I am so sorry to hear about Smitty. He was such a good doggie! ~Alana :)

Donna T. said...

Yup..tears...I'm so, so sorry for your loss...Smitty was a good doggie...

J. Perewitz said...

Thanks for your comments! I like to think Smitty is doing all the things he loved in heaven!

Anonymous said...

so sorry about Smitty, it's never easy to loose a pet, but all the memory's you have will soon make you feel better! ~Sara

Anonymous said...

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Jody said...

I am not sure who left the Rainbow Bridge but that is the nicest thing I have ever read. I have tears in my eyes thinking of all the pets we had playing and just waiting! Thanks!!!