|so long barkley :(||September 19, 2011|
In my previous post I mentioned something about having to say good bye to our sweet boy Barkley. Over 3 weeks ago Barkley got spooked during a thunderstorm and ran off. He has ran off before, but has always come home after a few hours. After he hadn’t come home with in his normal time frame, I had a strong suspision he was not coming home. We have not seen him since. We believe his heart or body may have given out as he was rapidly declining and aging. We have searched, ran ads on Craig’s list, posted on facebook, posted at the SPCA, and hung signs locally.
He was 13.5 and we knew he was coming to the end of his life, but, I figured we’d get to say goodbye. I didn’t see this happening. It was a shock. Barkley has been with us since before we had children. He really was our first baby. He had live in Asheville, Charleston, Charlotte and Charlottesville. We took him everywhere, and he made friends with everyone he met. I loved him tremendously. Anyone who has had a special pet knows the sense of sadness and loss I feel right now. He was the best dog ever.
I wanted to post a few pix to commemorate my time with Barkley. These are just a few of my faves. Unfortunately, I do not have any of digital images of him when he was a puppy. So these are from the last few years.
Good by B. xo