Wednesday, April 16, 2014
facing the inevitable
Over the course of 11 years [8 of which have been documented here] our beagle --'The Beagle'--has grown from the bargain pup we purchased at a flea market to the first animal I've ever truly loved to a constant companion, foot-warmer and muse. In recent years, he's willingly accepted a backseat to two energetic little boys, but has forever remained in the center of our hearts.
This week, as we sadly accept the fact that he will not be with us much longer, I want to take a moment to pay tribute to our Buddy Boy. I've been looking back this morning over all the posts and drawings dedicated to Pokey and his antics. I hope you'll do me the honor of checking them out as well here. He's been such a character and tremendous source of inspiration over the years.
Pokey, there will never be another who can replace you. You were with Edgar and I from the beginning and will be with us in spirit to the end. We love you.
UPDATE : Sadly, we had to put Pokey to sleep on Thursday. He was a tremendous part of our family, and it will take us sometime to get past his absence.