Farewell Old Friend


Before me, there was him.

In fact, he shared the very first photo I ever saw of my husband at the start of our cross country romance.

He was a faithful friend, a gentleman of the highest caliber.


He persevered through lots of changes in the last fifteen years – a Northern California ranch dog who was asked to adjust to the arctic tundra of Upstate New York.


A passionate bird dog who had to tolerate the squirrel invasions of our yard in tiny town Virginia.


A prized companion who showed unrelenting dignity as new family additions arrived to displace him.

A stoic and faithful friend who loved nothing more than going for a run with His Guy.


Rest in Peace sweet friend, We’re going to miss you.



  1. Sue says

    I’m Kris’ mom and I enjoy getting your blog updates.

    So sorry to read about the loss of your dear friend. There’s such a huge empty place when one so special leaves us. We have had this happen a few times, (the price of the joy of knowing such love) and something that got the kids and the whole family through it was a picture book by Cynthia Rylant called Dog Heaven. I recommend it for you and yours.
    God Bless

  2. Yvette says

    so, so sad when a beloved pet leaves. Only another dog lover can understand. Beautiful boy, he’ll be waiting for you….

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