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Saturday, May 27, 2006

They find us…….


I remember, it must be at least 13 years ago, coming home one day, with a little puppy in the inside pocket of my jacket.
We named her Junior, as she was almost a miniature version of the wicklow collie we already had. (Gaza)

Junior was a pretty amazing dog, from the time she was a pup, she had *old* eyes, and always behaved as if she knew she was 100% loved and safe.
We never had to toilet-train her, she did that herself, I cannot remember her ever even making a single mistake in that regard.

She was the kind of dog that when she was with you it felt like you were with a good friend, the kind of friend who just knows what you’re thinking without you having to say a word.

My sister Karen was especially close to her, they were very close friends and Junior always wanted to make sure Karen was ok. She took that job seriously and always had one eye on karen before anyone else.

This morning, Junior died.
It truly feels like a huge part of my life is gone.

But Karen, Karen its hit more than any other one of us can claim.
She hides it well, but she cannot hide a single thing from me, so with me, she knows better than to try (I hope).

The crying will pass and the healing will begin soon.

Junior, will always be in our hearts, a part of all of our lives, and a blessing we had for so many years.

Junior, blessed be, and rest in peace my friend.


posted by Barry at 3:59 am  


  1. They find us… that’s so true. And they become part of our families, the loss of Junior is truly the loss of a part of the family.

    “You think dogs will not be in heaven?
    I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.”
    - Robert Louis Stevenson

    Comment by Paul — May 27, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

  2. Hi bazzy.
    This was a reely nice and cool way to say goodbye to junior.
    She was there for me when i was not well and now that i am well she feeled it was her time to go.
    love you baz.xxxx

    Comment by karen[you'r sister]. — May 28, 2006 @ 6:36 pm

  3. Love you too sis )hug( :)
    Im happy you liked it. She was a great dog for sure, And she was very lucky to have you looking after her too :)

    B X

    Comment by Barry — May 28, 2006 @ 7:55 pm

  4. Barry i never did say this to you befor..but i’m saying it now.
    You are my rock.
    You have alway’s been there for me[and i love you for that].
    I’d be lost without you.

    Love light and hope from your sister kazzy.xxxx

    Comment by karen[you'r sister]. — May 29, 2006 @ 10:22 pm

  5. )kaz( :)

    *hug* No Words


    Comment by Barry — May 29, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  6. Hi baz.you keep me going.
    You give me hope.
    Just have one last thing to say and that is i’ll stand by you.

    = =

    night hun.xxx

    Comment by karen[you'r sister]. — May 29, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

  7. hehe “And welcome ladies & gentlemen to the Mutual Admiration Society!” :) :P ;)

    Hey sis, does that mean you’re gonna help me pick up my new wheelchair on thursday morning at 9am??? ;)

    (an remember, once ya say it here ya cant go back on it or everyone knows!)

    loveya! :)

    Comment by Barry — May 30, 2006 @ 12:19 am

  8. Hi bazzy.I’ll do that for you.
    I do love you more then you know.
    By the way stop feeling so down .
    We all love you soo much.
    The would is abit meen sometimes.
    but we have to keep going.

    Love light and hope..Never give up the fight.xxxxxx

    Comment by karen[you'r sister]. — May 31, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

  9. Awww ))hugglz(( :)
    Thank you babe, I appreciate it.

    Now, stop looking at topless fotos of Jon Bon Jovi and get some sleep!  ;)
    muchos hugs,

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    Comment by Barry — May 31, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

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