Thanks to Ranger, for telling us that today is Pet Memorial Day. So we want to take the time to recognize the two brothers who lived with out pawrents before we did. Both these brothers lived around 14 years and after the second one died (Reggie), our pawrents said it was too painful to lose a dog and they would NEVER AGAIN get another dog. It took 5 years and Goose to make them change their minds and me and Stanley are glad!
This is Leroy. His full name was Leroy Brown cuz he was the baddest dog in the whole damn town. Mom got him when he was a tiny puppy. When she met dad, Leroy was a year old and dad always called him "City Slicker". (That was in dad's cowboy days.) Leroy LOVED wearing sweaters and this was his favorite one.
So today me and Stanley honor our brothers Leroy and Reggie. They were two well loved dogs and they paved the way for me and Stanley even though it would be a long time before we were born.
There were many dogs who were born when we were but there was a special girl who was born the same month and year that we were born. She was named Greta and she came to live with Bailey and Hazel in Idaho. They were the Idaho Pug Ranch! Greta was happy and she knew she was in her furever home. She was loved like crazy by good pawrents! We were lucky enough to meet Greta in the furs recently, on September 6th.
We had so much fun running and playing. She loved playing fetch too! Greta's ears were flying in the air cuz she was running so fast! She'd holler to us "Catch me if you can!" and be laughing as she made a quick turn to try and throw us off. But all the while we were having such a good time, none of us realized that she had already eaten a bad mushroom and this would be her last time to run and play.
Sometimes it seems like a cruel miscalculation of nature that a dog's life is so much shorter than a human's life. But all of us dogs know how to make use of every minute of our lives. We don't waste today by worrying about tomorrow. And if we find a human to love us, and receive the love we have to give in return, then we have already taught the most impawtent lesson . . . never be afraid to love too much.
Thank you Leroy, Reggie, and Greta for including us in your lives! We have been blessed to have known and loved you!
Murphy & Stanley