Wednesday, January 5, 2011

with the New Year, a final farewell

Bobby found his way into our hearts in 1997. He was a rescue from Ohio. What a silly little dog.
He hunted anything on 4 legs and was fearless. His first encounter with a woodchuck taught him which end to respect, and from that day on, woodchucks beware. The first time he chased a chipmunk into the underneath of our van and ripped out the working parts, taught us that Bobby was serious at his tasks.... yet there was the always the softer side, in which he found his way into all hearts, old and young, whoever he met.
And so with the passing of the old year, to the new, comes a passing of our irreplaceable friend.
Bobby will be missed by one and all.. This dog will surely be at heaven's gate, greeting one and all...


  1. we're thinking about you

  2. {{{{HUGS}}}} I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I loved seeing and hearing all about Bobby in your past posts.
    Our Furry pets are such a blessing in our lives, they are family. Farewell Bobby

  3. There is a special book by Cynthia Rylant titled "Dog Heaven".
    It paints a beautiful picture of what so many of us who are lovers of (and loved by)dogs instinctively know about our beloved companions.

    Blessings and sympathy.

  4. Dear Pat and Tom,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a little dog and she too is such a big part of my life. I know you gave Bobby a good home and there is comfort in knowing that. You are in my thoughts.


  5. I couldn't be more sorry mama- Claude still calls out "BBBOOOOBBBY!" daily and will for a long time to come. He will be missed by all in this house. Sending you every ounce of love I've got in order to get you though this hard time.
    Love the Post-
    with tears,

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I have a sweet 18 year old dog companion here who is getting a bit slower and stiffer in the back end every day. I see it coming and i make sure he knows how much i love him...

  7. Hello,

    Accidental I found your blog and saw this message.How sad..I can feel what you must feel,a while ago we lost our dog too ,it hurts so much.I feel my tears if I read your message,I wish you strength.
    I do love your bears a lot!
    Big hugs,Leny

  8. I'm so sorry!

    Wishing you peace,

  9. I can't begin to put into words my sadness for your loss. I felt as if I knew Bobby from your endearing stories and the twinkle in your eyes when you spoke of him. How lucky you were to share your life with him and Bobby was a lucky little fellow for living with you. He saved you from the invading chipmunks and varmints and in turn you gave him a loving home.

  10. Oh my goodness, Pat...I am so sorry to hear about Bobby. He is so cute and I always enjoyed reading stories about him. The many walks you guys took together. He will be in your hearts forever. Wishing you peace and comfort during the very sad time.

  11. I'm SO sorry to hear about Bobby. I'm glad that you have such wonderful memories of him to warm your heart. (((((HUGS)))))

  12. Dear Pat and Tom,

    I'm so sorry to hear of Bobby's's so hard to lose a furry loved one. We went through it last year and my heart goes out to you both.
    Big Bear Hugs & Love,

  13. Sweet Bobby, he'll always be in your heart, just like my Magic will always be in mine. These furry friends have a special way of making us love them unconditionally...maybe it's because they return that love ten fold. My thoughts are with you and Bobby and I hope his memory will always make you smile.

  14. I'm so sorry, I'm glad he found his way to a happy home. We lost two of our dogs in the last month, it's heartbreaking. He looks like he was one of a kind, love his crazy hair!

  15. I'm so sorry. Our beloved pets are such a big part of our families. My heart breaks for you.
    Thank you for giving him such a wonderful forever home.

  16. Pat,

    I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your beloved Bobby. There is nothing like a terrier to make one laugh and enjoy life. I'm sure he is still in your thoughts and heart. Thank you for sharing him with us; perhaps one day you'll make a Bobby dog from a great piece of shaggy mohair for us to love.

    Melissa Glidden
    Hamilton, Virginia