Friday, October 9, 2015

One Last Secret . . .

It's been a little over a month since Hunter passed away.  We're doing fine surviving as a family of four with only two dawgs.  On the bright side (if there is one), Mommy doesn't look quite as much like the Crazy Dawg Lady as she did before.  She'd gladly embrace that title again if given the chance.  And in case you have any crazy ideas of your own, NO, we are NOT looking to add to the gang any time soon.  Mommy's not up for all night house-breaking potty sessions any time soon.  And she limits those to the summer season (hence the reason all of our birthdays are in May!).

We do have one more picture of Hunter to share with you.  It was taken in June, but Mommy never shared it with anyone.  She didn't want to freak Daddy out.  If Daddy knew then what he'll soon know after reading this, Hunter would have been in deep trouble.  Then again, maybe not.  Daddy had a soft spot for Hunter in his old age (you can determine if that pronoun refers to Daddy or Hunter!  Ha!).

To truly enjoy this picture you first have to remember a few things:
  • Hunter hated walking on the hardwood floors.
  • Hunter had never before crossed into the man room in ten years of living in this house because of the hardwood floors.
  • Hunter followed Mommy everywhere except into the man room and the bathrooms (he didn't like the floors in there either).
When Mommy was cleaning windows in the man room this summer, she snapped this miracle moment!

Hunter didn't stay on the bear skin rug for long since there are only two windows in the man room and it only took Mommy so long to clean them.  She was quite surprised Hunter ventured across the floor and onto the rug.  She was almost as surprised when he proceeded to settle down on the rug.  

We thought it would be okay if we revealed Hunter's (and Mommy's) secret to you now so that you too could marvel in his moment of bravery!

Dixie and Jenna



  1. Soooo sweet. I'm sure heaven doesn't have any hardwood floors. He's probably running around on a big field when he's not keeping an eye on you!!

    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Katie! I'm sure you're right about those hardwood floors!


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