Friday, July 20, 2007

Parting

Uncle FredToday we went to lunch at the home of my late mother in law's friend in Dallas, who is going to be taking in Fred, my mother in law's dog. We brought along his stuff and moved him in a few days before we are leaving so that he had a chance to settle in and to make sure there were no unexpected issues.

As we left Fred and were saying our goodbyes to our host, I was worried that my wife would crack since Fred was such a part of our visits to her mother in Dallas and a channel to a lot of memories. Nope, it was me.

11 comments:

Stella and Annie said...

What a sweet message; our condolences to you and your wife. Fred looks happy, and it sounds like he will have a good home to spend his final years. Dogs seem to bounce back better from losses than we humans do. I'm still grieving from the loss of my mom and my dog (Fred) two years ago, but it gets a little better every day.

Charlie said...

That's a sweet story! We wish the best for Fred, his new home, and you all.
- Charlie

Asta said...

I'm sorry for your loss and that of your wife's..fred looks like a sweet Darling, and I'm sure he'll be loved and cherished wherever he goes..hope you find comfort in that.

Asta sends smoochie kisses to Pappy's dog

3dogcache said...

It is hard saying goodbye, and perhaps you will visit Dallas again, if only to stop in and say hello to Fred.

Take care, 3dogs

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Fred is lucky to have two homes that want him. His final years should be very comfortable. We hope you find comfort too. Pappy is waiting.

Lee :) said...

We're sorry to hear about the loss of a dear person in your family. We hope you both have great memories of her and can think on those things. Fred sure does look happy. We hope he has a great new home.

Asta said...

Come visit me Pappy..I miss you
hope you had a gweat weekend
smoochie kisses
Astaqjpytw

AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

Pappy (and you) have been nominated for an award.

AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

Parting is such sweet sorrow... I hope you feel better about this for you soon.

Joe Stains said...

fred will have a great life but we are sorry and sad that you had to say goodbye!

Cubby said...

Poor Fred - i would hate to lose my mom. But you guys are so wonderful to omake sure he is taken care of, and in the best possible way for him.

I am impressed.