Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Silly Woofies...

Dis morning, in da snow, mom hadda go outside and take Butkis da woofie back to hiz howse. We useta haf a 6 pound dog named Theadore E. Bear dat liffed here but he went to da bridge like 8 years ago. He and Butkis (who is a big woofie lab dog) were bestest frends. Every cuppul a months Butkis comes looking fur Teddy. Butkis is like 16 years old now, furry grey and mom thinks he'z getting senile. He comes here, stands outside da back door and waits fur Teddy to come out. Den he furgets which way iz home and walks around looking konfoozed in our backyard. Mom feels sorry fur him and walks him back home, we'z surprized dat he even amembers Teddy and mom. Dis morning Butkis mom tolded our mom dat it mite be getting to be "time". Mom tolded us dat Butkis is now going deaf, he only haz limited vizshun in one eye and, yes, da vet sez he iz starting to looz hiz short term memory. He'z had arthur-itis in hiz hips fur years now and sumtimes he can hardly walk. Dis is sad, Butkis and I are frends, he's been here since I camed to live here and he usta gif me bafs when we wuz all in our backyard playing. He'z a reely nice woofie and I'll miss him, but if he iz in pain and suffering I gess dat going to da bridj won't be such a bad thing fur him. Tonite mom haz arranged fur me to go say goodbye to him, I bet he'll give me a bath...~Zippy

16 comments:

Daisy said...

Poor Butkis! Zippy, you are a good friend to him to go say goodbye.I think he will be happy and young again at the Bridge, and guess what? He will probably get to see Theodore Bear there too! Oh, now my eyes are leaking and I never even knew Butkis.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Oh Zippy, It is so sad to have to say goodbye. It's awfully nice of your momma to take Butkis back home when he gets confused. Give your mom extra purrs and head butts too because saying goodbye to friends woofies can be sad for everyone.

My best woofie friend is a black lab named Raven and she is getting very very old and sick too.

yao-lin said...

It is so sad saying goodbye to a good friend. Sometimes I think they tell you when it is time to go.

Purrs to you and yours

xxx

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Butkis if very lucky to have known you all. He reminds me of the dog my parents had for several years. Okay, now my eyes are leaking..got to go.

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Purrrs for Butkis!

Parker said...

Awww, our purrs and prayers for Butkis. It is hard to say good-bye, but it is a good thing to be able to do it.
sigh...
He'll be young and happy again at the Bridge!

Tara said...

It is really hard to say goodbye. But so great to have had a special friend, and 16 years is a really long time for such a big dog. Humans, as they get older, tend to have better memories for earlier times than for recent times, I wonder if woofies are the same. That might be why Butkis is looking for Teddy. So sweet and sad.

And no, I didn't take a dirt bath. But I did take a nice long rest in it.

Tara

DK & The Fluffies said...

Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society.
-Robert Blair

Bogdan, the editor said...

Butkis gives you baths? That's a very rare dog friend you have there, Zippy.
He sounds like an extremely intelligent dog, ya know... looking for his old friends and liking cats ... very very smart dog indeed.
It's so nice you get to say goodbye. That is special.

Bogdan, the editor said...

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Catzee said...

Aw, that am furry sad. I'm glad to know theres nice woofies out there. I never met one, but it's nice to know.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

This is terrible sad. I agree with catzee, nice to know there are good woofies out there that wont chase a nice cat up a tree.

Patches

Dragonheart said...

Poor Butkis. :( You are a very good friend, Zippy. Saying goodbye is never easy, but I know Butkis will be happy and no longer in pain at the Bridge.

DEBRA said...

I bet Butkis gave yu the bestest bath efur! He sounds like he has been a gud friend. Always remember Zippy he will be waiting furr yu, and watchin ofur yu.

Abby

Forty Paws said...

Oh that is so sad Zipperoo. Maw's eyes is a leakin. But 16 yearz ist a berry long life fur a big woofie lab dog. You go say bye bye to him an give him hedbuts an nose kisses an well wishes.

Luf, Us

The Crew said...

Oh, this is sad, but it's good you can say goodbye to him. George & Max don't like dogs, but Tipper and I do. Mom had a dog that was 14 when she went to The Bridge, but that was way before I was adopted.

Hello, Speedy dear!

Love,
Misty