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Our friend Aggie has gone to, as my friend Meggie in PA would say, Rainbow Ridge. Aggie was given to my son Nick when he was almost 16. When Nick came to live with us, of course Aggie had to move in also. When Nick moved out on his own we talked him into leaving Aggie with us, figuring he would be better taken care of. Not that Nick wouldn't take care of him, but you know how it is when your first out on your own. Nick would hardly take care of himself. After that, Aggie developed some medical issues and Nick wouldn't even be able to afford the meds.

Aggie slowly became Ruth's dog. No, she didn't steal him from Nick. Aggie just had that natural attraction for her. He would hear her Caravan coming a block away and would stand on the back of the coach looking out the window for her and don't you get in his way.

Aggie's last day was special. He got whatever he wanted. Ruth went up to Safeway and got his favorite food. "Rotisserie Chicken". Though he really didn't want to eat, he ate that and wanted more. He even tried to play with his toys. He loved squeekie toys.

Aggie was 13. He was a dog among dogs. He will be missed dearly

Comments

RuthieJ said…
Oh Dave, my sincere condolences to you and Ruth. Even though two of our dogs were Mr. Johnson's "hunting" dogs, they eventually became mine too as they aged and needed more special attention. I'm glad Aggie had a good life in your home and you have some good memories.
robin andrea said…
I'm so sorry to read about Aggie's passing. He looked like a sweetheart of a pup. My condolences to you and Ruth.
Meggie said…
I'm so sorry to learn of your and Ruth's loss. Dogs are certainly part of our families. Perhaps Aggie is now romping with my Onyx in a green lush meadow.
LauraHinNJ said…
Oh... I'm so sorry Dave.
Lynne said…
I'm sorry about Aggie. Dogs are such special friends.
KGMom said…
Dave--I have not been here before, but stopped by because LauraHinNJ so recommended.
So so sorry--when our dogs go to "Rainbow Ridge"--we humans grieve deeply. Dogs are so much our friends, and we theirs. So it is hard to have the bond be broken.
Grieve, and remember, and slowly heal.
NCmountainwoman said…
Sorry to hear you lost your friend. Nice tribute.
Floridacracker said…
Very sorry for your loss.
Gouldiae said…
G'day Dave,
Something special about a loving dog, isn't there? I reckon Aggie might have had it pretty good at your place though.
Regards and condolences,
Gouldiae
Diane.in.MD said…
Dave, so sorry to hear about Aggie. Maybe Tammy & Gigi are showing her around "Rainbow Ridge"
Owlman said…
I lost a cat last year and it was heart breaking. Sorry to hear about your loss!
Dave said…
Thanks everyone for your support during this time.
WoodSong said…
hi old friend, I've been out of the loop so long that I didn't realize you had this blog- my thoughts go out to you and Ruth.. one of my favorite quotes is 'money can buy you a fine dog but only love can make them wag their tails'. I'm sure Aggie was a great tailwagger.
Take care,
Cindy