Sunday, March 6, 2011

NSR: Two years later

bandit 10 wks

Two years ago today we said goodbye to our big, lovable, nearly perfect (except for the biting people thing) dog, Bandit. (This was him at about 10 weeks when we brought him home from being dumped at the shelter. And yes, he would grow into those paws.)

My heart still aches when I think about him too much but luckily having Mr. Barbo around helps me get through. :)

Eventually I hope to be able to finish his banditcardscrapbook but every time I sit down to try to work on it the waterworks start to flow so I put it away.

He was truly one of a kind. He was dangerous and scary looking. People’s favorite line when we’d walk was “Damn, that’s a big dog!” as they’d cross the street. But, we loved him.

We visited the vet with Mr. Barbo last week and we were talking about Bandit and she said, “I don’t miss the challenge but I sure do miss the dog.” That completely sums it up.

So, I'll listen to his song today (how many dogs do you know that have a song written for them?) and will laugh and cry at the same time. He was a handful and life is easier these days but I sure do miss you, Stinker Pants.

3 comments:

Joan B said...

aww, what a cutie he was. I'm glad he was in your life making a special place in your heart.

Lisa said...

Awwww. :(

Robyn said...

I feel your pain. I said goodbye to my soul-dog Magda almost one year ago. I was feeling guilty that her scrapbook wasn't completed yet - thank you for reminding me that I am not alone! Thank you for loving Bandit - then and now. It takes an amazing person to stick with a dog that has "challenges". I am certain you gave him a great life. Be kind to yourself. May your memories bring you comfort.