9.27.2009

A sad story and a scary story!



Hi all you Pups and Kitties:

Here is a picture of our dear friend Spencer whose life has ended.  He was old and full of troubles and ready to go.  He spent the last two weeks of his life on his Grandma's farm, where he was as happy as he could be, then he was helped to be on his way.  He was wrapped in his favorite quilt, and buried in a favorite spot by the river.  So long, Spencer, we will met one day at the Rainbow Bridge  and play zoomies again.

Yesterday, my Mom and I went for a walk in the afternoon.  We have a special walk we like to go on and when we start getting closer to home, we are near our library and court house.  Yesterday as we began getting near these buildings, a huge dog, my Mom thinks its part Newf and maybe Rotti, came bounding up to us, pushing us and being rude.  We tried not to be scared, but we both were a little, until the big oaf started doing Play Bows with me.  Then he would stand in front of my Mom so we couldn't get past him, she would shove him and take a few steps, but it turned out he was good natured enough and didn't want to hurt us.  But as we got to crossing the street, his partner came, and it was another very, very big dog, like a giant Chow and it was aggressive.  Then when this dog got a little aggressive, so did the goofy friendly one.  I went down on my back in submission because I am no fighter and especially not of two dogs who are so much bigger than me.  Just at that time, a small older woman came with a stick and leashes, and my Mom helped her get the Chow type leashed, she went to take it home and Goofy just followed right behind!  Whew!  We were both very relieved at that and felt good that it worked out all right.  I don't know what would have happened if the lady hadn't come for the dogs.  My Mom can't imagine how this tiny woman who looked like 90 pounds could manage a dog that we are sure weighed as much as she or MORE!  We were told some time ago by our neighbor who lives next door to these dogs, that they came from China, but we are not sure about that.  We have never seen them out on the street before so I expect they never get walked or exercised.  Not a good life for such big dogs.

Alls well that ends well!

Kisses, and happy Sunday to you,

Stella

24 comments:

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so sorry about the loss of your friend. There is never a good time to lose someone you love - never.

Domi, the therapy dog, has passed to the Bridge this weekend. Our blog contains her last letter to her friends. Please come to visit. It would mean so much to our momma and then go to Domi's blog to offer condolences. Momma is crying a lot today.

Beckett said...

So long, sweet Spencer. Run free at the Bridge.

Beckett and his girl

The Army of Four said...

We're so sorry to hear about Spencer.
Don't get our mom started about lose dogs. She uses ALL kinds of HBO words about their owners and the local laws they're breaking.....
Tail wags,
Storms

Raising Addie said...

We are very sorry to hear about your friend Spencer. Too many friends are leaving us right now and it makes us sad but relieved for them that they are pain free now.

WOW that was some adventure you had! We are very happy that you and your mom were ok but it was pretty scary.

We always carry pepper spray on walks just in case.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stella its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is a scarry story!!! and i am sorry to heer abowt yore frend but it sownds like he had a gud last fyoo weeks heer ok bye

The OP Pack said...

That is too bad about your furiend Spencer. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Why don't people understand that they need to keep their dogs on leash. We are so sorry you and your Mom had to deal with that. Our Mom goes nuts when a loose dog comes at us.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, the OP Pack

Tracey and Huffle said...

That would have been very scary for you and your mum Stella. I am glad that lady showed up in time.

And I'm sorry to hear about Spencer.

Huffle Mawson

Life With Dogs said...

I am glad you were able to recognize that your friend had to go on his way - we humans have a hard time with that. I do wish he had a bit longer though.

Quite a close call on your walk, no? I would have been spooked too...

Mango said...

We get the same problem here sometimes, especially near parks and whatnot. Stupid people.

Slobbers,
Mango

Two Greyhound Town said...

Sorry to hear about Spencer. It's hard for us humans then they pass.

Your experience with the dogs sounds very scary. Glad you made it home okay.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry fur Spencer's people BUT it so sounds like they let him go with dignity and knowing their love -

I'm sorry woo and your mom had to enkhounter the skhary pups - I hope things get better fur them -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Hoover said...

Dear Stella,

So so sorry about Spencer. It sounds like his last days were happy ones.

I would have done exactly what you did with the big dogs. Hit the ground and tummy up, Please don't hurt me! Glad everything worked out in the end.

Hoover BPD

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stella.
I am so sorry to know about Spencer.
That episode with those dogs sounds scary! Glad everything went well and you two are ok!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Stella, our thoughts and prayers for Spencer and his human family. So many friends have gone...

Cheers,
Maxx

River said...

We are so sorry to hear about Spencer. His last days sound wonderful. You did the right thing when those big dogs came up. It's exactly what I would have done!

love & wags,
River

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woos I am sorry about the loss of your dear old friend. Happy trails to him forever.
That was a scary story, I am glad everything turned out ok!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We are so sorry to hear that Spencer went to the Bridge. I'm sure that he is running free and playing like a puppy!

It was a furry smart move that you did. Sometimes I get scared and run to hide behind my mom and that just makes the mean dogs chase me.

Princess Eva

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

So sorry to hear about Spencer. (((hugs)))

That was a close call! We're so glad it turned out ok and that you and your mom weren't hurt.

Luv,
Cloud

TwoSpecialWires said...

Well. You certainly stirred up some emotion with that reading. Sadness and anxiety. And sadness again.

We hope today is a good day. Smile in the sun.
Love,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Sue said...

We're so sorry to hear about Spencer. It sounds like he had a good life and he had you for a friend.

Loose dogs can be scary when you're out on a walk. I'm glad you and your mom are both safe.

Hero said...

I'm sorry to hear about Spencer's passing. At least his last moments on earth were peaceful and filled with love.

It's a good thing that lady came with leashes. It really makes my mom and dad angry when people are irresponsible with their dogs and allow them to run off leash. Even if they are friendly, a dog should always be on a leash for its own safety. I was jumped on by an off-leash and very aggressive German Shepherd about a week ago. Thankfully it ran away when my mom and dad screamed at it, but it was still a very scary experience. Irresponsible people like that shouldn't be allowed to own dogs as their lack of concern puts their dog and other dogs/people at risk.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It is so sad when a friend crosses over the rainbow bridge but it sounds like he had a great life on the farm..
That would be very scary indeed. I the Blueman had a rotti after mom one day and I grabbed him by the neck.. Luckily his master came and Mom pulled me off. I don't like other dogs after mom especially one that are not on leashes..
We aren't sure if your advise with the Pest will work, since she can't hear and she can't read... Maybe she will grow up someday and leave us alone? Well we can hope. But if she wasn't a pest she wouldn't be Callie would she?


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

mrd23 said...

Dear Stella,
I am sorry you lost your friend, and i am sorry you had such a scary experience :-(
There are lots and lots of dawgs out wandering where I live. Most of them are friendly or just let me go by without worrying me. But once a big dog ran up behind me and tried to take a chunk out of my bottom! Mumma saw it just in time and frightened him away. Its lucky because I have a very scrawny bottom and can't afford to lose any of it.
You are a clever dawg and did the right thing by being submissive.

smooches,
Mr Darcy

Joe Stains said...

We are sorry to hear about Spencer, we know he is in a better place now. We are not a fan of loose doggies :(