Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The First Day

Paige, Scottie & Peyton -April 2005

I have been reading the blog of a friend lately, and it has been nice to keep up on their lives, even though they live far away. I chose today to put our family back on the web, because it was a very significant day for us. Today marked the end of an era. In the Spring of 1997, we brought home a tiny little fur ball to our house. Our yellow lab, Scottie, brough much happiness, as well as frustration, over the past 9 years. It is with great sadness that we mark today as the day we lost our Scottie.

Scottie was Brad's dog from the start. He was obedient to Brad and waited each day for him to return home. Most likely, he was dreaming of a bowl of food, a pat on the head, and possibly a stick thrown into the pond. Scottie was also very good with our girls. While he didn't have the usual "lab" personality that never knew a stranger, he was gentle and loving with the girls always. They could pull his tail, decorate him with sidewalk chalk or even climb on his back without him complaining.

Today, we reminisced about his younger days, full of energy. The last few years, he has been slower moving and much calmer. As hard as it is to say goodbye, we are so glad for the past nine years we had with him. This is the View from Baltic Drive today. Sandy


mattharmless said...

Great pic!

(...and welcome to the world of blogging!)

Anonymous said...

Great pics! Especially loved the B&Ws. Did you guess I was Anonymous?


Anonymous said...

Are you trying to make me cry at work!!!??? You know I can't deal with Scottie yet. Aunt Jame