Friday, December 7, 2012

Cotton Candy Sunsets


This will be our first Christmas without our sweet Ben, the house still feels empty without him. Every year he thought the trees were just for him... I'd come home from shopping and he'd be curled up underneath the boughs, the presents pushed aside to make room for his round little body! I'd scold and he'd move to his bed, he knew he was in trouble! He was a good boy though... most of the time! 
 

He endeared himself to almost everyone he met, especially my Mother. She and Ben had a special bond, he would set at her feet waiting for a pat on the head. She even tolerated him up on the couch, something that always surprised me!
 

One year when she was visiting, we decided to drive into Fayetteville and see the beautiful Lights of the Ozarks. Ben begged to go so the two of them were sitting in the back seat taking in the gorgeous displays. We were in Holiday Heaven as we made our way around the square, oohing and aahing. Just then Ben caught a glimpse of the horse and carriage behind us and came UNGLUED, barking his head off... scared everyone to death!
 
  
I hope where ever he is, there are trees to lay under and ice cubes for his water bowl....

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  1. As I am sitting here sipping my first cup of coffee and visiting Granny Mtn., this made my heart ache for you...I miss Ben too and this was a lovely rememberance of him...I know our pets will be with us in heaven. Beautiful pictures Joy!

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    1. I miss him so, but it was time to say good-bye. I do hope our pets will meet us when we get to Heaven, they add so much to our lives here on Earth!

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  2. They give us such wonderful memories don't they. We are lucky to have had them for however brief their little doggy lives seem to us.

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    1. Yes they do! We still have neighbor dogs who come and visit, I love that!

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  3. Its our first year without Rufus too. Things will be different. I love the photo of Ben looking out the door!!! Dogs are such important members of our families. Cherish his memory!

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    1. Your Rufus was so sweet, that Cocker face gets us! Ben was such a big baby and we "sperled him rotten!"

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  4. He looks like my Peavine did. She was 15 when she left me. How do we get over the loss of our pets? I don't know.

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    1. Peavine, love that name! Forever in our hearts... Mom still remembers her childhood dog, Fido. He was her playmate and protector all in one.

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  5. oh, what sweet pictures... he was a beautiful boy. YOu know, the rescue girl in me wants to bring one to your doorstep :-)

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    1. Oh don't you even think of doing that sweetie! Right now our plate is very full with taking care of elderly parents. God knows how to make room for the important things in our life, maybe someday we'll be ready for another pet but for now, I love on the neighbors dogs and they love us back! Love you Ringo, Jet and Duchess!

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