This is definitely a disjointed blog, and

a sad day.

Buffy, our 12-year-old chocolate lab, passed away over the weekend from complications of old age. She was a big girl, weighing almost 100 pounds.


Actually, she was our son’s duck and goose hunting buddy when she was younger. When she got older, she became my hiking partner.

  We hiked a LOT! … and camped occasionally too.


   Southern Illinois has a wide variety of places to hike, and we visited and revisited several of them over the years.


Lately Buffy was sick enough that we only went out when she wanted to take a short walk in the backyard.

This picture was taken when we were both much younger.

My days now are ……

15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marie on December 16, 2016 at 7:41 am

    So sorry to hear about your Buffy. A dog is something you can’t explain in human terms. When you feel up to it, read my sister’s blog about her dog, Tilly.


  2. Posted by Missy on December 16, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I’m really sorry for your loss. I’m sending comforting thoughts your way!


  3. So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  4. So sorry, all my sympathy.


  5. Posted by Therese Beavers on December 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Tears! Loved hiking with you, your Mom and Buffy. She had such a special little soul. Sending you lots of hugs. Ron too.


  6. Posted by wwaskin on December 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I could tell from reading your related posts that she was a special dog.


  7. So so sorry for your loss! Dear Buffy, rest in peace ❤


  8. My heartfelt condolences, Buffy was indeed special. *Hugs*


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