Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Saying Goodbye To an Old Friend

We are very sorry to report that this week we had to say goodbye to an old friend.  Our nearly 13-year-old dog Dooley fell ill and passed away.  Dooley has been my comfort and buddy since college and it was hard to say goodbye.  We are glad, however, that she is no longer suffering and thankful for the over 12 years we had her in our lives.  She had an eager-to-please soul, a bit of a nervous yet loving personality, and she hated things that flew (namely frisbees and kites).   She loved me, David, and Ralph, our black lab, more than anything else.  On that summer day in College Station back in 2001 I went to an animal shelter because I wanted a dog.  She chose me.

Samantha Doolittle Graham Kirk
aka "Dooley"
February 1, 2001-December 16, 2013
Dooley at one of her favorite spots, the beach.
With her best friend, Christmas 2006.
Dooley in her role as crab alerter, August 2012.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Aww, such a sweet tribute to a wonderful companion! You are missed more than you know, sweet Dooley! <3