Last Saturday as My Bride and I walked around the lake we met many folks who were there with their dogs. Dogs and people greeted us as we pasted on the trail. Now there are usually a lot of people out walking but on this day we saw more dogs than ever before. Our hearts and faces smiled because we knew how fun it is to enjoy nature with our pets. Our hearts also hurt a little bit because we were celebrating Our Boys life instead of mourning his passing. We did not mention it to anyone we met but felt a kinship with them in as we too loved to hang out with Ficus.
Yes our Corgi’s name was Ficus, as in the tree, and we got him when he was three years old. He loved to “work” by playing llab, or ball for the rest of us. We started to spell out ball backwards after he figured out that when we said or spelled ball he was getting to do his job. He then proceed to loose his ever-loving-mind. As to keep him quiet and not run over our cats as he headed to the door we spelled it llab.
When My Bride, or better yet “His Girl”, ask him to play ball Friday afternoon and he did not want to she knew something was wrong. After the vets visit we decided to take him home for one more night with us, then do what was best for Ficus early Saturday morning. I am going to end here and share some of the photos I have of Ficus that I have posted here before and I will write later about this awesome dog. I think I will title that post Celebrating A Life I.