It’s been a rough couple of days. We had to send our sweet old boy Harley to Heaven this morning. He was 13 years old and had been suffering from a seizure disorder for the last 5 or so. The last few months it had gotten harder and harder for him to get around without help, and just in the last few days he declined pretty fast. I told myself when I started these blogs that only happy thoughts would be put out there to the world, so this evening , as I write this I would like to share with you a few things about him that I will fondly remember.
Harley loved the water. (Most Golden Retreivers do) We used to go camping in the summer and he would spend 75% of the trip wet and muddy, and loving every minute of it.
He loved to play ball when he was younger. He would play fetch for hours if we let him. (We always gave up before he did) And if playing fetch involved swimming...even better!!!
Harley was a wonderful big brother. When we got little Jasmine, our Corgi, she would jump on him, pull his tail and ears... pretty much be a total pest. And he just took it. Never did he growl or snap at her. He just let her use him as a Jungle Jim. He even let her take his toys or steal food right out of his bowl!!!
At night when my husband and I were sitting on the sofa, Harley would come up and press the top of his head against us as if to say..”hey, rub my neck please!” He would just stand there until we decided to stop, enjoying a little love from Mom and Dad.
My dear sweet Harley Barley will be missed greatly by all of our friends and family...
Have a good time playing ball in Heaven sweetie...We love you.