In the Midst of a Wonderful Weekend at The Vintage Marketplace ... we suffered the loss of our Sweet Scout ..
Our little Bear Faced Golden ..with the sweet..gentle soul ..made her departure from this world ..and is now running and playing in the fields above ..and I'm sure our Maggie who paved the way ahead of her last Thanksgiving was waiting for her at the Golden Gates ..
After 17 years ..Scout was just plain Old .. She was the equivalent of 108 dog years in age.
She lived a long healthy life.
We came home Friday Evening.. I went to check on her in the yard and see if she needed me to help her to her bed .. and found that Scout had fallen asleep in the yard and passed on in her sleep which was an absolute blessing from the Lord which we had been praying for.
In the last 2 weeks Scout had began wetting her bed throughout the night and day and we changed it numerous times and bathed her down trying to make her comfortable ..as well she was having a very hard time getting up and walking ....and we decided this last wednesday that this coming week we would most likely have to make the hard decision to have her put down .
We prayed and hoped that if at all possible her life would end in her sleep in a peaceful way .. and our prayers were truly answered.
Of course the pain of losing her is great ..you can't help but hurt and miss her after 17 years of having her apart of our lives and in our home.
The last Year scout has been well cared for in her Golden years .. She loved being outdoors so we accomodated her .. keeping her thin body from age .. clothed in our old t-shirts ..made her thick - cushy beds from layers of blankets - and made sure she was covered from the outdoor elements of cool or windy and even rainy days ...
Scout was truly a wonderful friend .. and companion to our family ..she was our family and her spirit will be missed forever ..
The Beauty in her death ..is that the picture below which was taken last year ..is an almost exact replica of how I found her on Friday evening when I got home ..her paws were stretched out in front of her... her head layed down in them ..and her face looked like she entered a wonderful deep sleep and was at total peace..
Our lives will be changed forever without her .. and of course with Maggie having passsed on last Thanksgiving ..Our lives have doubly changed with both of them gone . We were given both of them from friend and family at the age of 6 weeks ..and they graced our home with their joyful spirits their entire lives.
We are on a new course now ..with Sweet Flossie ..and so Thankful to God for blessing us with another Beautiful and Happy spirit to fill our home.
Scout ~ Scouterdoodles ~ Little Bear ~ We'll miss you !
We are unloading and unpacking from the Vintage Marketplace this weekend .. which was absolutely wonderful .. and will share all about it and have lots of pictures for you to come this week ..