Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eulogy of Lady Annabel Boslooper Gridley

Lady Annabel Boslooper Gridley
(September 22, 2004 – February 6, 2010)

Annabel joined the Gridley Family on November 20th, 2004 and was a valued member of our home. We took her on walks, tried breeding her twice and took her to the cabin several times.

Annabel was a lively and aggressive soul. She was constantly trying to show her superiority with other dogs and would often rough them up. But on the inside she was a gentle thing. She learned to accept two kittens in her life, but not quite so gentle with chicks. Her instincts kicked in when close to chicks and she had two in her mouth before she was promptly scolded and spit them up. One survived.

Annabel was well known for terrible gas, and was often the scapegoat for others in the family who wanted to conceal their guilt. Annabel often went on walks in the neighborhood, and on hikes up at the cabin which she enjoyed thoroughly. The children, specifically, Austin was always willing to show love, to Annabel’s constant need for affection and often gave her rubs and let her sit on his lap. Annabel was always willing to give affection and great with all children. She was beautiful. Her colors and physical qualities were admirable.

She died on a Saturday evening, possibly due to the cold weather. She will be missed and remembered for all the great qualities she possessed. We hope you enjoy running around in the fields in heaven with Sadie. I’m sure you two will have quite a time exploring and finding animals to chase.

We love you.


Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry. Those little puppies sure become part of the family.

temaire said...

Gordon, I am so sorry. :( That was a sweet tribute to your dog.