Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ted the Wonder Dog


My heart is broken



Dblduh said...

I'm so sorry.

Kathleen said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to see this. He was a handsome fellow. There is really nothing so painful as losing a loyal dog.
Take care of yourself.

Old Polo said...

Toad, I am so sorry for your loss. Having a family member go is so difficult.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

A salute to Ted.

Martha said...

Oh, Toad -- I am so so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Blessings on the house of Toad. Yes, a salute to Ted.


Amy Fee Garner said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. They're honored family members in our family, too, and I understand. May you tell his stories for years to come.

nanc said...

So very sorry.

JKI said...

Sorry for your loss. My wife and I lost our German Shepherd last year and we miss her constantly. Your blog is wonderful and we wish you well.

James said...

My deepest condolences.

Gail, in northern California said...

Oh, Toad...I am so sorry. Ted was the perfect dog for you.

I like to think that we will see them again one day....that if we are very, very good, we will be permitted to join them in that wonderful place.

Toad said...

Many thanks. Ted, a former shelter dog, had been my constant companion for the past 14 years. He taught the lion dogs all they needed to know, and knew when his time was up. He died ever the gentle old soul. I hope when my time comes I still remember his example.

Anonymous said...

" knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

-Kabil Gibran

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy upon the loss of your beloved Ted.

cammie said...

I am so sorry! Dogs make life worth living. As a loyal reader, I'm not too surprised to find myself crying for both a dog and a man I never met. Sympathy from Louisville, KY

LPC said...

Very, very, very sorry for your loss.

David said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear this. They're never with us long enough.

Golf Tango Hotel said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Although words cannot console you I endorse all the comments from my fellow Toadsters.

Thanks to you, he had a wonderful life.

My very best,
Ian from Downunder

ADG said...

Toad...I'm sorry, man. I remember when Ted got into "trouble" and had to be shaved and his pride seemed to wane in tandem with his shorn-ness. I'm sure he's frolicking right now.

Karena said...

Toad I am so sorry about your loss. I know Ted was a special companion!


Toad said...

While our little dogs were at the groomer yesterday the house was eerily quiet. Much like first day of school.

Ted will be missed yet fondly remembered, even by the little ones.

Anonymous said...

I awakened in the night, my mind wandered to the dearness of you and Ted, it's just like Cammie up in line ahead of me said, I find myself full of sorrow for a man and dog I never even met.

All best to you, dear man.


Biomechanic said...

All dogs go to heaven...I know this is true.....My Rufus, Gwendolyn, Libby and Allie (all labs) will watch for him, and will show him the best trees.....Biomechanic

Toad said...

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
-Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
-Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
- Sigmund Freud

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
-Rita Rudner

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three
times before lying down.
-Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

walMart story
I was in Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina for my dog Molly and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog........ Duh !

I was feeling a bit crabby because of the long lines and it was so busy due to Christmas, so on impulse, I told her "No, I was starting the Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IV's in both arms".

Her eyes about bugged out of her head. I went on and on with the bogus diet story and she was totally buying it. I told her that it was an easy, inexpensive diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets or purse with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The package said the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her.

Horrified, she asked if something in the dog food had poisoned me and was that why I ended up in the hospital. I said "No.....I'd been sitting in the street licking myself when a car hit me!". I thought the tall guy was going to have to be carried out the door.

DocP said...

So sorry for your loss.

Patsy said...

Toad, I'm so sorry for the loss of your boon companion, Ted.

Thanks for the lighthearted doggy-isms.