Weekly Photo Challenge-Mine

Bandit was my dog…He died Sept 28, 2012, just seven days short of his twelfth birthday. Bandit was at the vets recovering from surgery to help with an enlarged prostate when he died. No reason to go into the details…at the end of the day by little fella was no longer with me. Bandit is resting with his favorite toy in our flower garden in the backyard. He is no longer in any pain, I am thankful for that. I am so blessed and thankful to have had my Bandit in my life. He has brought me much joy.  Since my retirement I spent more time with my Bandit than I did with my wife, and now he is gone. I wasn’t there for my Bandit when he woke up from surgery and I will never forgive myself for that… My Bandit is gone…I miss him so much.

Little Bit Passes

I can not go on with this blog without mentioning the passing of  Little Bit, the family’s seven teen year old cat. My wife and daughter adopted Little Bit from the Animal Shelter seventeen years ago, saving him from certain death.The last couple of years were kinda rough on him, losing a few teeth and wandering off every now and again. More than once a neighbor would call and let us know that Little Bit was with them, lying curled up on the porch or in the car port, just as if he belonged there. We would fetch him back, just to repeat the procedure every now and again. Yes some tears were shed over the loss of Little Bit,he has left us with many, many funny and heart warming memories.