Thursday, July 31, 2008

Got a new crack in my heart...

I believe there are days that leave small cracks in your heart... Today was one of those days...

In Loving Memory
Bucky "Rooni" Atteberry
August 1993 - July 31, 2008

This was a sad day in our house. Bucky was 15 years old and Rain and I have known the inevitable was on it's way. Today happened to be that day. I take comfort in the fact that it no longer hurts him to lay down or get up. It's not awkward for him to walk in the grass and he's got no problems going up just one step anymore. He can see where he's going up there and hear everybody just fine. He'll never be too hot or too cold. Bucky was a very patient and tolerant dog. I don't think I'll come across another dog that has his temperment. He saw us through four moves, three kids, three other dogs and six cats - not including Zowie. Zowie decided to be Bucky's "mother" when he was a puppy and up until his very last days, he would lick his paws and try to clean his face like a cat! He will be greatly missed. Heaven was granted one precious soul today. Your memories will never fade. We love you Bucky!

Mystery Man is too young really to fully understand. The Old Soul did better than I thought he would today. I think he was trying to be strong because his mother was such an emotional wreck. Born Cool was by my side for most of the day with a constant tear in his eye. Rain and I have been pretty unkept for most of the day. Well, he's at my parent's house under one of the only dogwood trees that still blooms in the woods. That will be a good place as that tree is always so beautiful in the spring.

Sorry to be a downer. I just had to get it out... Tomorrow will be a new day. Until then... Here's hoping some of you guys have posted something funny for me to find today!

3 comments:

Lipstick said...

Oh, FlowerGirl, I am so very sorry about your sweet Bucky. Warm hugs to you all.

Alice said...

I am so sorry. I totally understand how your heart is breaking. Know that I am crying with you.

georgie said...

Oh goodness my heart just ached for/with you when I read that post!