Sunday, September 14, 2014

Honoring Leroy, Reggie & Greta On Pet Memorial Day

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.

 This is Reggie.  He was a lost dog that one of mom's friends found.  He had a tag on him with the name "Bo" and a phone number but the lady who answered the phone said she "got rid" of him cuz her boyfriend was allergic and she didn't know who took him.  The friend saw that writing on the wall.  She knew mom was softhearted so she brought Reggie to mom's office one day and said he needed a home.  He was about 2 years old at that time.  The scheme worked and Reggie found his furever home. Every time dad took off his belt to get ready for bed Reggie would cringe.  But Reggie had a heart as big as Texas and as soon as he figured out mom and dad would love him he loved them back like only a dog can love.

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


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Beautifully written boys..we will remember and honor the many who have come before us too

Molly The Wally said...

Ditto Reilly and Denny. We could not say it any better. Sweet memories. Have serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Oz theTerrier said...

Beautiful post, boys! What a way to honor the siblings that came before you...and of course, your friendship with Greta.

Ranger said...

Sweeeeeeeeet postie guys.

Anonymous said...

what a touching post, dear doodles. It's a sweet way to honor Greta and it's good that Reggie and Leroy are always in your hearts too. How Leroy became the "baddest dog in the whole damn town"? that sounds like a distinguished career to me :o)

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What a beautiful post full of love. Leroy sounded cool, Reggie was lucky to find great people like yours, and we think you were lucky to meet Greta. Today is such a happy/sad day.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are SURE that Leroy and Reggie were THRILLED to meet Greta.... on the other side of the bridge.
This is a truly Sweet Post. We may not have as many days as peeps do, butt we make the MOST of each and every one of them. When we must leave.... it opens the door fur another of us to enter and ENRICH the peep's lives.

Lovable Lily said...

Today we will remember all our furends who went to the Bridge before us. That was a very touching post. It brought tears to our Mom's eyes. Greta was a very special little girl who will be greatly missed.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Doods....first of all this is the most lovely and heartfelt post we have ever read. We did so love meeting Leroy the baddest dog in the whole damn town. He must have kept your peeps in stitches. Reggie who found he furever home with your peeps was most lucky.

The words under the last picture...spoke volumes...Greta and all those before her who belonged to loving parents taught and gave unconditional love. There was a stand up comic many years ago..I think her name was Todie one of her routines she said, she told her Mom she would get married when she found a man as happy to see her as her dog.
Lots of hugs for this beautiful post.
Madi and Cecilia

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
How wonderful to honour those who came before you in your pawrents lives - and of course dear Greta. I do hope that you will like this post to mark the day. Blessing hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

So many peeps lose a pet and say never again. But a new pet doesn't replace the lost one, just adds to the quality of life of the peeps....

M. K. Clinton said...

It is the saddest thing to lose a best friend too soon. That photo of Greta with her winds made my eyes leak. ♥

Marty the Manx said...

What a wonderful post guys. We miss Greta, she was so wonderfully silly.
Marty and Mom

NanaNor's said...

Hi there boys, What a wonderful post to three great puppers. Did you know that I had a dog before Hunter named Reggie? He was my sister's dog and when she passed I adopted him. WE shared life with him for about 7 yrs. Our human hearts love our furbabies so much, it is hard to imagine life with another pup when one leaves us. I'm so glad your mom and dad got you and that we got Hunter.
Wags and love,
Noreen & Hunter

sprinkles said...

Seeing all the posts about Greta have made me smile, but they've also made me kinda sad too. It's good to see she was so loved by so many.

I enjoyed reading about your pawrents previous pets. I've been thinking about mine today that have passed over the rainbow bridge too.

Dory and the Mama said...

Such beautiful memories!

Chef Sasha said...

That was so beautiful and Angel Greta will always be in our hearts.

Loveys Sasha

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Beautiful,, beautiful tribute

Ruby said...

Oh Doods...that was BEAUTIFULS!!!!! Leroy Brown looks like one Bad ______er!!! BOL!!! (Ma told me that...I don't knows what it means, butts i thinks it's good...☺) He could really rock a sweater! Poor Reggie! I'm sure glads he found your peeps!! Who could do that to THAT face???
And, our Sweet Greta....that pic just says it all...I knows she is still with us all.
A lovely, lovely tribute guys...and how lucky are you to have found such pawsome pawrents?!
Ruby ♥
Cherry Bomb♥♥

Team Beaglebratz said...

Our mom alwayz b-leevez that when a hoomin bringz a new pet in-tue their livez after losin'one who haz gone tue the Bridgem they r honorin'the pet who haz gone by bringin'in the new pet an''sharin'the love the d-parted pet taught them.

We Beaglebratz loved meetin'Angelz Leroy an'Reggie - they must haf taught your pawrentz a lot'boutz how tue love a woofie - so glad your pawrentz realized they needed tue pass that love on an'that u 2 r the onez they passed it tue.

Yep, we miss Greta BUTT we really like that pikchure of u 2 with Angel Greta - a great reminder that we just need tue look in our heartz tue find her an'all the other furkid angelz.
Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

Mary Ann said...

A wonderful blog post!

stellaroselong said...

WE finks that us doggies have a different measuring stick then you humans has, .....thank you for sharing this wonderful post wif us....hugs
stella rose and momma

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