As you know, we lost our beautiful chocolate boy on 26th February and I just wanted to post a few words about him on here. Possibly for my benefit but also for memories sake.
Only six years old but then six years of unconditional love on all sides. He was always and I think will always be, the most stubborn Labrador in the world. If he didn’t want to walk a certain way, he would just sit down and not move. We would have stubborn moments when it was will against will and I must admit that normally he won. He got through a year of Kennel club training that all went to pot the moment we left the club. He ate everything in sight, sorry , he inhaled everything in sight, it never touched the sides. He pulled me and pulled me even with a halti on and when he was off the lead, he did as he pleased and came back when he was ready.
He has eaten dead animals including a pigeon (which I never forgave him for). Of course this was later back up again all over my kitchen floor . He spent most of his walk time in the nearby brook and there were many a time that I had to fish him out when he got stuck where the bank was deep.
He harassed all the joggers, walkers and cyclists alike and knocked a lady over once because she teased him with a ball.
He thought everyone was out just to see him and if they had food, it was definitely for him.
He sat on my lap in the evening, all 33 kg of him and grunted if I moved him. He was used as a pillow by the boys in the evening and better than any vacuum cleaner at picking up crumbs.
Loved laying in the sunshine on the boys trampoline or in the conservatory on my cream sofa.
Ate the tyres off of toy cars and a pair of brand new shoes.
Could never stop him from jumping up people and loved his chest and tummy rubbed.
He played so rough with Jessie the Jack Russell at times and often he would have her head in his mouth-just playing!!
Loved seeing fisherman down at the river and would go and pinch all their bait. They got wise to this though and would quickly grab it when they saw us coming.
He was such a crazy boy and everyone knew him and if they didn’t know him, they knew ‘of’ him.
We going to miss him so much. Run free now my boy. Till we will meet again xx
Thank you for sharing these memories. Godspeed, Woody.
To put a "face" to those memories: here is WOODY
Thank you for telling us more about him - a combination of rascal and love bug, how delightful. He will surely be missed by many.
Godspeed handsome Woody.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." author Will Rogers
Auggie 12/29/95 ~ 01/15/09
think you for sharing those lovely memories. He will be missed.
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Thank you Tallyjudy. Much appreciated xx
What a sweet face. I am so sorry he is gone
Woody sure was loved. He will never be forgotten. We never have them long enough.
What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog.
I enjoyed reading your tribute. Sounds like Woody had a mind of his own. I can relate - her name is Scout. She even has that same look in her eyes. And I love it.
Sounds like you have young children. I hope they are coping with the loss of their buddy. My best to you and your family.
What a dog! Such a great tribute!!!!