Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dove , A Goodbye

We've had a sad occurrence at our house yesterday..Dove..our 14 year old lab , had to be put down. Dove led a life of service, she was a Guide Dog For The Blind and came back to us after she retired. My wife was her puppy raiser so long ago. Pat taught her basic socialization , fundamental commands, and preliminary guide dog skills. Then Dove went to "college" (Guiding Eyes For The Blind in Yorktown Heights NY), graduated top of her class and was a highly successful guide dog and companion for nearly 10 years for a very nice lady in Albany. And when she had had enough she came back home to live her final years with us as a regular , ordinary dog.. Of course she wasn't. She was special, very special. We will miss you Dove..Enjoy your well deserved reward..

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers


  1. Nice tribute Mike. She was a very special girl

  2. This is a part of life many of us face. And it is so hard on us. A dogs love for their family is unconditional and thats special.

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  3. As someone who had to put his dog down not that long ago, this makes me sad.

    Found your blog today on OBN. I will "follow"

    The Average Joe Fisherman

  4. Sorry to hear man, I have a feeling a similar experience is right around the corner for me as well. The phrase "man's best friend" really doesn't even scratch the surface, some dogs you just can't replace.

    Thank you for your shout out btw, can believe I missed that.