March 27, 2009
Not a doggy day goes by that I don't remember our former "Woofgang" pack members who await us in heaven (yes, I believe all good dogs go to heaven). Beau, our rescue dog, who started it all. He lived to be 14 and died at home in our kitchen, in my arms. And Buddy, our beautiful black Lab, whom we tearfully, agonizingly, had to put down at the age of 12. We were so torn up after this loss, we waited two years for our hearts to heal.
But then, finally, I just couldn't resist poking around the Internet, searching for breeders who specialized in the "English Lab" or "Bench Lab" style dogs. I discovered Plumtree Labs, a breeder about an hour away from us.
When we visited to view some available pups ("just for a look"), we learned of a connection between Buddy and their latest litter (Buddy's sire is Boomer's great-grandfather), and the deal was sealed. In a heartbeat, we just knew Boomer was the dog for us.
So Beau and Buddy, we will always love and miss you. But we celebrate all you were as we love and care for these other great dogs who follow in your pawprints--Boomer and Daisy.
Tell us about the dogs who have tugged at your heartstrings, the ones you hope you see one day in heaven!