Sunday, 4 January 2009

Bootsie - Farewell Sweetie

The original musketeer always did look good in 'wet'.

Boots came into our lives in 2001, and was our introduction to the world of the 'Skinny Ugly Mutant Dog' as General Jackson came to refer to lurchers as.

He could run like a missile, and liked nothing more than to snuggle up on the sofa with his human, a dvd, a curry and perhaps a glass of red wine. His needs were simple.

He showed many many rescue/foster/visitor dogs how to behave in the-good-ship 'Tigh Gadhar':

Cleo (who stayed), TeaLeaf (who stayed), Whiskey, Java, Jenny, Tad, Chewie, Murphy, Torren, Talisker, Brodie, Megan (the grand matriarch), Casper, Lucy, Myrtle (who stayed), KuBrin (who stayed), Hobo (who stayed), Freddie, Jura, Erin, Pukha, Duku (who stayed), Parker, Rex, Saffie, Blue, and Missy (who stayed).

He was also, in fact a drinking partner of Brandy (Kerri and Brian's first 'rescue')!

He helped Kerri and Brian celebrate their 'sixth' when:

Bootsie and Brian re-enact the storming of
Old Wardor Castle (Where young Kevin Costner filmed Robin Hood)

Boots : 1995 - 2009

Rest easy now Bootsie - that'll do.


Ali said...

Sleep tight Boots, we'll miss you here but I know you'll be in good company.

It's so very sad and absolutely heartbreaking. Kerri and Brian, we send bucket loads of love and hugs as you have to cope with yet another loss.

You know where we are. If you want or need anything - we'll provide.

joker the lurcher said...

i am so sad for you. it is just not fair that you have had such losses all at once. hugs from all of us.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Well written. I am sorry for your loss of a family member. It is hard. My thoughts are with you.


Pippa said...

I can't believe this. Just don't know what to say to you.

Thinking of you, and sending you lots of love and good thoughts, even though we know they aren't enough.

Pippa, Adrian, Kate

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

So sorry to read this news, our hearts are with you. We have so enjoyed reading your dog blog, even after we stopped blogging for a while.

Our thoughts are with you. Poor Boots, and poor you, too much loss in such a short time. And every dog of yours, so loved and cherished.

Kerri and Brian, our condolences on your sad loss, and wishing you some sunshine in 2009, you are the best.

Rest In Peace dear Boots, and Dog Speed Across The Rainbow Bridge.

love and many tears from us all here in Scotland, Jeannie, Marvin and family.

"A kind and steady heart can make a grey sky blue;
And a task that seems impossible is quite possible for you.
A kind and steady heart is sure to see you through.
It may not seem like very much right now but it'll do, it'll do.

When you find youtself in the middle of a storm
And you're tired and cold and wet,
And you're looking for a place that's cozy and warm
You'll make it if you never forget:

A kind and steady heart can conquer doubt and fear.
A little courage goes a long long way,
Get's you little bit further down the road each day,
And before you know it you'll here someone say:
That'll do, that'll do.

A kind and steady heart is sure to see you through.
A little courage goes a long, long way,
Gets you little bit further down the road each day,
And before you know it you'll hear someone say:
That'll do, that'll do,
That'll do, that'll do."

With acknowledgements to Randy Newman.

From a very damp keyboard........

Angeerah said...

I am so sorry about your loss. Your lurchers have been and are gorgeous creatures.

Lacy said...

w00f's, sooo sorry to hear about Boots...u r in our thoughts and prayers...RIP Boots, run with the wind..

a sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama~

Asta said...

I am vewy sad that you had to say fawewell fow now to Boots..He got and gave so much love..Wun fwee sweet one.

Mommi and I send you ouw love and sympafy..I'm so vewy sad fow youw loss
smoochie kisses

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

My condolences for your loss.

Asta La Vista, Melbourne

nm said...

Kerri and Brian,

I will my Bootsie very much. He was a noble and genteel kind of guy. I hope he and Kubrin are running around somewhere up high.

Smooch each other for me, you two are amazing people.


The Brat Pack said...

When I saw this my heart just dropped, I am so sad for the loss of Boots and for you all. You are a very, very special family to open your hearts to so many and by giving them the love they otherwise would have never known.

Our love to you all...
Maryann & The Brats

Sparky and Lizzy said...

I'm so sorry, it must be hard to lose to many amazing friends in such a short period... I can't imagine how it must feel, but please know that our prayers are with you this week.

We love you,

Sparky and the family.

Casper and pals said...

We are so saddened by your loss. To have lost so many of your special family members is just so heartbreaking. You are in our thoughts.

Take care,
Casper, Buddy, Nikki and Gwyn

Charlie said...

I love your SUMD pack and can hardly bear to see you lose another one. I can only imagine what you must be going through. Deepest condolences.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are sooooo very sorry! It is never easy to say goodbye to a family member and we are sure it's even harder when there have been so many in such a short time. Run free, sweet Boots! Our paws are crossed for all of you left here!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Snowball said...

Run free, Bootsie. I am sure you are happy and carefree now.


Chips said...

We are so so so so sorry for you all. We hope Boots had a special Christmas with loads of treats before the time came.

Thinking of you...

Chips & Beanz

River said...

We are so sorry to hear that you have lost Boots. We beagles are howling for you, sending hugs. You are a very special family.

love & wags,
River & mom

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

You have our heartfelt sympathies too. But we are glad that Boots was well loved and had such a grand life. It's a life that all dogs deserve and not enough get. May knowing you provided that love and life bring you some comfort in your loss.

Raising Addie said...

We would like to express our deepest sympathies.

You and your family will be in our prayers.


wally said...

Good night Boots. And much love to your family for their many losses.

Wally & family

Amber-Mae said...

This is so sad. Run free buddy! I wish I would have known you more before you left us all...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ruby said...

I'm so, so sorry for you loss.
Rest easy Bootsie.
Love Ruby

Lesley Rigby said...

I am just lost for words. I am thinking of you, deeply sorry, and just hope that one day you will be as happy again as you are sad at this time.