Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today was not a good day for the Itinerant house. We said goodbye to our lab-mix of 16 years, Shelby. She went peacefully, but man o man is there ever a hole in our hearts.
I gave her to my wife Xmas, 1997 so she could have a jogging companion...'cause jogging or running is against my deep religious beliefs. (I've yet to find it in the Bible, but I will. I will.) She was very fast and a joy to watch in the dog parks. Her mom was 100% lab and the dad we had no idea. Whatever it was, was a fast breed...that also hated water. She avoided water like a cat.
She loved walking and would slow down when we would turn around to go home. Before walks she would bite at her leash...in fact when younger she bit through a couple. As she got older it was just her way of playing and would only gnaw at it playfully.
She fit our family perfectly and we're going to miss her but have an incredible 16 years of memories.
Thank you for letting me voice this.