Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saying goodbye

Death is something that, no matter how much or how little you are faced with it in your life, it never gets easier. Person or animal, it still hurts. Today we had to say goodbye to our yellow lab Luke.

Here are some pics when he was healthy and lookin' good.

I love how he is just looking on as the ducks swim around our pool. He must have decided he was "off duty" as guard dog of the back yard, because he let the avian intruders hang around for quite a while.

Despite all the digging, shedding and barking, we will miss him. Right now its comforting to know he is no longer in pain, and he had a long happy life.



  1. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. He looks like a very good and handsome fellow. I love labs and know he must have been a very good dog.

  2. Thank you for you're comment. He was a very youthful dog, all the way until days before he had to put him down. He would wiggle around like a hyper head whenever we would go in the back yard, and because of his Houdini abilities, knew many of our neighbors. I still find myself looking in the back yard for him, and then remembering that he is gone :( He was one of the best guard dogs I've ever had, and a great family dog too. We miss him...