** We love you, we miss you, we will never forget you.**
Today was a very sad day for us as we mourn the passing of Eli’s doggie cousin, Blue. He was 13 1/2 years old but always resembled a mischievous young pup and gosh, was he ever handsome! Look at that face! Believe me, mommy and daddy had a hard time saying “no” to that face.
I’ve cried plenty today and my plan is not to sadden you all as well but to ask your help in remembering this awesome doggie if you were blessed to know him. I’ll start with my fond memories first :)
So the doggie you see before you, although not the cuddle type, was very thoughtful and generous with his time in the following ways:
-He always willingly and selflessly sampled Eli’s hangy toys and teether rings to make sure they were safe for babies. (Phew!)…
-He acted as supervisor during numerous diaper changes, so that Eli never had the chance to roll off the couch while mommy/auntie changed him. (Thanks!)…
-He would greet us at the door and poke his head under Eli’s carseat tent to check that his auntie didn’t forget his little cousin at home and then proceed to smother him with as many kisses as he could…
-He would escort Eli in his stroller on nice long walks around the block, pointing out the best pee spots…
-And, he made sure his mommy used only the softest, cuddliest, flannel for baby blankets she made for presents by walking on them, testing them out, and finally giving his approval by laying on them as she sewed.
One of my favorite Stories Steph told me about Blue was when they lived in their condo and Aldo and Steph were playing around and pretend wrestling on their bed one night (staaaay with me now, don’t go wandering the gutters people this is a “G” rated blog) and Aldo pinned her and apparently had some menacing body language and tone because Blue hopped up on the bed and nudged Aldo away and gently did the Blue “talk”/low growl (he never barked) as if to say “back off man, this is MY momma and you better not be hurting her!” He had never done anything like that before. He was protective of her even if it meant telling one of his favorite people, daddy, to back off. I know Aldo didn’t think he could possibly love his dog any more than he already did, until that moment. He was so proud of him :)
So what’s your greatest memory of Blue??
Hugs and snuggles,
Auntie Lindsay and family.
Blue with his Daddy and mommy.