Saturday, May 28, 2011

Deacon - 12 July 2006 - 27 May 2011



Puppy Picture




December 2006




12 July 2007 - Deacon's First Barkday




At Angel Paws Dog Park wanting a treat


Resting on the Couch Last picture taken at Angel Paws



It is a start of a long day, my first step will be to write a this tribute to my beloved boy, Deacon. Good thing this isn't paper because I tear up some when I think about him being gone. I want to say I appreciate all the prayers and well wishers, it will help me a lot.

What was my nephew Deacon's story. Well, Deacon was born 12 July 2006. His first owner was a nice lady named Carol, who named him Laddie. Carol lived with her elderly mother and Deacon left because he loved to jump on people, which is not a good thing when you live with an elderly person living with you. She brought him back to Holmhaven crying all the way. She hoped he would find a good furever home. Dog dad found out about him and called Lil at Holmhaven, but a couple that had just lost their dog was coming to see Deacon. Lil called Dad back to tell him they had taken Deacon, but she called again the very next day, because the couple decided it was to soon to get another dog. On 10 December 2006 Deacon came to live with us in Key West.


Deacon was a loving dog, that enjoyed being around other dogs, humans and cats. Everybody was his friend and he always excitedly pulled to meet the new person and paws. He introduced Dad to many people.

Essex

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Dog Dad here: I will think of Deacon laying asleep by the side of the bed when I went asleep. I missed him coming in and giving me his quizzical look in the morning when I awoke. It seemed to say "Dad are we going for our walk now." I missed him pulling on the leash to smell something or to meet some paw/person. He was an Collie Ambassador to those he met on our walks or at the park.

On the way to the dog park later today I will miss Deacon nibbling and licking my ear on the way. I will miss him playing and flopping over at Angel Paws. I will think of him jumping up for treats as Miss Lauretta gave them away from outside the fence, or of him sneaking a treat out of someones pocket. I can see him ambling over to meet a new dog or person to say hi. Deacon was a fun loving care free spirit, I can't think of a person he didn't want to meet and lick. He was a trickster and mischievous spirit at times. He was quick to lick your face though.


He was called Deacon, Deak, the Deakster, the Goober-dog, and Silly Boy. He was a young dog full of life, that left in his prime. He left me too soon, he passed away quickly, with a crash, a yipe and a few soft barely audible whimpers. There was no blood, nothing fell on top of him, I guess he just fell at a bad angle. I loved my Deacon and this is going to be one very long day. Lord, one heck of Collie crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday, take care of him. I wish he hadn't been called across the bridge so soon, I wanted to spend more time with him. There is paw print inside my heart, but I think that happens to all of us that love our dogs. I miss my chum.

Dog Dad

23 comments:

Kess And Her Mama said...

Words cannot express the sadness of losing a loved one. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can tell that Deacob was loved and lived well.

rottrover said...

I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful boy. I think it is harder when they go to the Bridge suddenly. My heart goes out to you.

Furkidsmom said...

Losing a furkid is so difficult. We didn't know Deacon before, but we're sure our Angel Sniffie is helping show him around at the Bridge.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Moondance Huskies said...

Oh my Dog! I just read the news about Deacon! Mom's eyes are leaking and I am so very sad. I will miss chatting with him every Sunday morning. He was one of my furry good furends and I will miss him very much. Our hearts go out to Essex and Dog Dad. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will light a candle to light the way to the Bridge. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. He will be watching over you from above.
A sad howl will be raised for sweet Deacon...

With sincere sympathy and love,
Your furends in CT...Skye, the Moondance Huskies, Kitties and mom Joan

Reilly / Bree said...

What a beautiful tribute - made Mom cry even more! The most wonderful thing is how many knew of Deacon and that is so special - not just at Angel Paws - but from all over the world. Run free Deacon and know you will always be in out hearts.

Tanner and Beth said...

Although we have never met, Mommy and I wanted to come by and tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Losing someone you love is so tough. We'll be praying for you.

Puppy kisses,
Tanner (and Beth)

Dawn said...

I can't believe this. He was a great dog. Hugs to you ... I'm so glad I got to 'meet' him. He wasn't here nearly long enough.

the 5 Bs said...

we are so sorry for your loss. we didn't know Deacon, but he sounds like a wonderful friend. it's heartbreaking to lose one so soon and unexpectedly. sending love and hugs and poodle fluffs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Deacon sounds like a wonderful dog to have around. Never boring, always making new friends. Very sorry he had to leave so soon.

Lacy said...

woofs, me just cant believe this..me is so sad...we will miss him and hope the losing gets easier over time..

a sad,
Hudson Furkids..
and mama..

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We are stunned to read this...we can't beleive it. A friend of mine lost her Golden recently...she was six or so...she was chasing a ball in the yard and just collasped in front of them. We don't know why these things happen...we just know you are hurting horribly and we want you to know we are thinking of you and Deacon. A wonderful dog is romping at the Bridge playing being greeted by so many that have passed before him.

We will light a candle for him and will keep you in our prayers...

Hugs and Kisses,

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and their Mumsie

Athena said...

This kitty and her mama are so sorry for your loss. We heard about it on the cat blogosphere. What a beautiful tribute you wrote to Deacon. He sounds like a wonderful dog. Gone too soon, for sure. I am purring for you.

Mack said...

What a lovely tribute.
Mom's eyes are getting all leaky.

She knows this feeling all too well. Our prayers are with you Dog Dad.

Dawn said...

Someday when you feel like it could you tell us how Deacon got his name? Or maybe you did months ago, but I can't remember and today I've been thinking about him so much and started wondering...

Nat said...

I'm so sorry about your boy. He was so loved; and we'll miss reading about him and seeing his beautiful face, so much. Rest in peace Deacon.

Sam said...

We are sorry we didn't know Deacon, but we know the loss of losing a cherished friends. We are thinking of you and sending hugs.

Sam

Amber-Mae said...

Once again I am so sorry for your loss. It was a little mistake that took his life. I just hope he was not in to much pain before he slipped away. RIP Deacon.

Sara said...

What a tragic loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you. I hope, with time, your heart will ache less.

Priscilla said...

It's a beautiful tribute to your boy, Deacon. He was a handsome boy with a beautiful heart and he was so well-loved by you. I'm sure he's running free and happily over the bridge now and he has met so many gentle souls over there too. I hope he has already met our Laura and Hana, two of them are my sweethearts!!! Please take care and you'll be in our thoughts.

Lincoln said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. I know we've never met before but I come from Reilly's blog and wanted to say hello. Deacon was so loved and so gorgeous. The tribute was beautiful.

Slobbery kisses from a big Dane,
Take care,

Lincoln

Ulysse des Irr├ęductibles Cathares said...

Although we never got the chance to meet Deacon, we want to express our deepest sympathy under such sad circumstances. Our heart goes out to you ; it's so unfair that he had to live so suddenly and at such a young age.
Love from France,
Ulysse & Mom

Bailey Be Good! said...

Sending more puppy hugs your way. I know things are hard now, but they will get easier as time passes. It's never easy losing the ones we love, no matter when that time comes.

Many woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

WE are so very sorry Deacon has crossed to the Bridge. He looked so very handsome and full of fun. Run free.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie