Tom T Hall sings the things that make life worth livin are old dogs, children and watermelon wine and I have to agree with him.
My loyal companion of 14 years is gone. She passed away two weeks ago.
It's sad to loose a good dog. Dog people get broken hearts through out their lives. Our dogs have shorter life spans than we humans.
Fluffy would have been in her 90's in dog years and she was still going on walks with me until the week before she died. She couldn't hear well or see much out of her cloudy eyes. At times she would run off into the woods following a sent trail and not be able to find me again. She would be waiting back at the house when I returned wondering when we where going on our walk.
We got Fluffy when our daughter Dawn was three years old. Dawn insisted on naming this collie cross Fluffy and she did look like a little fluff ball.
Once when Fluffy was still a small pup Dawn and I where taking a walk out in the field. We had a bunch of young horses that enjoyed running around bucking and kicking up their heels. As these colts and fillies came rushing towards us Fluffy positioned herself between Dawn and the renegade horses and barked ferociously at them.
Fluffy spent her life as a farm dog always ready to protect the chickens from any predators coming their way.
She led a good and useful life.
We will miss you Fluffy