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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunflowers and an old dog



They say there are only two certainties in life...death and taxes.  
If you are a dog there is only one.  Mervyn the Wonderdog met the inevitable yesterday.  
If  you knew him I know you will have your own memories of this little dynamo. 
 He was a big personality in a tiny package. 
If you didn't know him, don't be sad. 
 He had a wonderful life and at 17.5 years, deaf, blind, and unable to stand properly ... it was time.

He had a nice deep warm bath, a blow dry, lots of cuddles, a trip to a cafe inside my jumper and then onto the vet for a quiet end.  He has a special place in the garden now.   
Here are few photos of him on his last day.  






17 comments:

  1. Rest in Peace little Mervyn the Wonderdog.

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  2. I'm sorry for your loss. Having a wonderfully peaceful day was so very nice. I did a similar thing last year when it was my 19 yr old cats time. Peace and blessings for you all!

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  3. Oh Hazel I'm sorry to hear that. It's always hard losing a pet and dogs really are such companions. Best wishes.

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  4. Mervyn had a wonderful life with you Hazel. He was the best "Ball boy", so smart, so fast, so energetic and he even climbed trees to retrieve balls! Caesar

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  5. What a grand old age for a little dog, from the sounds of it he had a wonderful life.

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  6. 17.5 years -- wow! Cyber hugs Hazel.

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  7. Thinking of you at this sad time.

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  8. oh Hazel I just cried looking at that little face and the beautiful sunflower, what a lovely last day you gave him. It's never easy saying goodbye to a pet.

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  9. Sorry to hear the sad news about Mervyn, but I suppose it has to come sometime and better that it should happen in the way you have described than perhaps as the result of a long and painful illness. I hope you will find the company of Bazza, Bubba & Co soon fill the void in your life that Mervyn's departure will have left.

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  10. Very brave post - it's never easy saying goodbye.

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  11. A ggod innings no doubt due to an excellent life and wonderful care.RIP Mervyn

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  12. Lovely sunflower - so sorry for you loss

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  13. Sorry to hear your loss Hazel.

    Mervyn had a wonderful life and you've treated him very well. Rest in the thought that you'll always have wonderful memories of him.

    RIP Mervyn

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  14. oh dear, my first visit and this is the sad news. I too have a little wonder dog and the thought of losing her breaks my heart - I am so sorry that Mervyn is gone but I hope the memories are fun and fond ones. The photos are lovely - great little nose xxx

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  15. I've enjoyed your story and photos. 17.5 years is a pretty long life for a dog. I guess it is the typical life span for a small dog. The bigger ones have shorter lives. I have 3 dogs currently and sooner or later would have to go through this reality or certainty as you put it.

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  16. Always sad to lose someone you love. How lovely tho that you had over 17 years together. Thinking of you.

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  17. Oh Hazel! So sorry to hear about Mervyn. May he be chasing a great big ball and having long tummy scratches in the big kennel in the sky.

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