Saturday, July 12, 2014

Remembering Deacon

Dog Dad and I are dog sitting this week.  My buddy Miles is staying with us for a week.  It is nice having another dog around the house. Promise to post about that in a later post.  Today Dad is remembering Uncle Deacon, the Collie Ambassador.
Deacon Would Have Been Eight
Uncle Deacon, would have been eight years old today.  Dad thinks about him and his silly ways.  He tells me stories about him.  Things like him lifting dog biscuits out of a persons pockets.  Wanting to come in, when he had really muddy paws.  Dad smiles and then gives me hug.  I give him a face lick, telling him it okay to remember.  His collies are always with him, they are in his heart even when they have crossed the bridge.
Uncle Deacon Being Silly in Ohio
Uncle Deacon's Muddy Paws
Don't worry every paw, I am taking care of Dad.  He only gets a bit sappy when he remembers Barkdays past and Bridge Crossings.  He will be fine tomorrow.

Dog Speed,

Sherman

9 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

That is one thing that never leaves us - is our memories and they are wonderful to have :)

Jans Funny Farm said...

They are always in our heart but how we wish they were still with us when they leave.

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Deacon was a most excellent collie! Eight yrs old would be hard to believe cuz he acted like such a puppy most of the time. I remember him most fondly. I do remember one visit yrs ago when I was there for a tropical storm. Deacon went out and started pawing at the back glass door to come back in...mud all over his paws and also the glass. I called u to come look and let him in if u wanted today cuz I was NOT gonna let him come in like that!!! Silly boy, always the goober ;-)

Pippa Sheltie said...

Deacon looked like a fantastic friend, but don't forget, collies are always there! I wish I could lift treats from people's pockets!
Have a super week,
Pippa :)

Dianne SS said...

Gone too soon in body, but Deacon's spirit is with you always and your memories of him are forever in your heart.

Dianne, Duffy, and Lanny

Jake of Florida said...

We remember Deacon.He was a very elegant collie and left you way too soon!!!

Wirey woof,

Just Harry and mom

Moondance Huskies said...

We remember Deacon and understand how much he is missed. His spirit will always be with you and he will always watch over you.
Sherman, you be sure to give Dog Dad hugs and licks from all of us here in CT. Dog Dad is lucky to have you taking care of him!
Hugs,
Skye, all the Moondance Huskies, kitties and mom

Ludo van Doggy said...

We know all about human sads at times like this. It does not seem like so long ago! Deacon will always be with you and it so lovely to remember him through nice stories. We like his muddy paws!
~lickies, Ludo

Dawn said...

Deacon! What a great dog! Glad you can remember him and smile!