Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Farewell Dear Friends

I am sad. I am verklempt. I have just said goodbye to my dearest friends Gracie the Anatolian (my best friend ever); Dozer, the Shephard mix alias Fenway; Kela, the Spaniel; Mojo, the black cat; and Dee, the homo sapien. Tomorrow they leave Philadelphia forever and head to Massachewsits - which I hope for Gracie's sake, is the land of many chews - perhaps that is where they grow Dingos and Pigs Ears?

Let's take a minute, to savor the moments of the special friendship I've shared with Gracie for the last year and a half. I was a few months old when she moved into the house across the street. Oh Gracie, how I will miss you sweetie.
Here is Gracie when she was a wee pup - those were the days when I towered over her!

And here are just some of the precious moments we shared together - playing, wrestling, partying and just hanging out in our street:

I knew the end was near, when I woke up to see this apparition on our street:

Later, Mom and I sat on the step with P our friend/dogwalker/neighbor and watched the men pack up the truck. And then Gracie, Dozer and Kela came by and Sasha, our pal the huge Akita visited to say a last goodbye too. I love J, Sasha's dad as he always carries pockets full of treats:

Later still, P ran home to get Elvis so he too could say his goodbyes to Gracie, Dozer and Kela. Here he is giving Gracie a kiss farewell...our pack will never be the same...

Finally, as the sun went down - it was time to part at last. We did one final check on the neighborhood alleyways and then Gracie took me by the leash and led me to my door - she whispered in my ear, "Farewell dear dear friend - until we meet again. I shall miss you. Thanks for being such a groovy pal. I will never forget you - I will always have a special place in my heart for your spunky wirey soul."

And so dear friends, one chapter ends as the big, loyal and beautiful Anatolian goes off on a new adventure with her brother, sister and Mom, and heartbroken but stoic, her Philadelphia pack stay behind, to bravely face another day...



Jackson said...

Poor Axel, I'm very sorry your dear pals have moved away. I'm sure they would want you to be happy and remember all the fun times you had together. Maybe you'll be able to go and visit them in their new home? J x

Maggie said...

It's hard to lose special friends. You'll have to plan a visit and playdate!

Love ya lots,

Gus said...

Dear Axel: I am sorry that Gracie had to move, but I looked on the map, and Mass a chew sits is not too far from you.

start now to convince your mom and dad to take you for a visit.

good luck

Asta said...

Axel, what a lucky puppy you are to have such wonderful friends, I know it wont be the same, but maybe you can at least go to that chewses place and visit.
It looks like you live in a bootiful place,kinda looks like my village in NY...maybe you can come visit me to cheer up?
kisses Asta

Asta said...

Axel, btw, can you put your face in my guestbook pleez, and also wanna be my boyfriend?I have to start getting some boyfriends 'cause I'm almost eight montheses old..the pawfect age for a handsome young boy
love ASTA

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Axel, I know you'll make lots of new friends soon. I bet your pals will have fun in the land of Massivechewsets! xxx Asta down under

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest Axel, We are so sorry for you but we live in Masachewsetts and it isn't too far from you! You could come visit your old pals and us too! We are searching as we speak where they make Dingoes for you... Your Bosotn pals, Arhcie and Agatha

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


So sorry your good friends are moving away. Good friends are hard to come by. I don't understand why humans have to move but one can only hope it's for the better. Cherish the good times you had and maybe the new neighbors will have a furry family member.

Doggy Kisses,

Koobuss Shiksa Petrosky IV said...

Oh my dear poor Axel,

I am so sorry for you. Losing your best friend is a very sad and difficult thing to go through. But try to cheer up, little buddy. You still have us.

Looking forward to your visit next month.

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Your pal Koobie

Bogart said...

Awwww... that's sad, I hope you find some new friends to play with soon!!!


Koobuss Shiksa Petrosky IV said...

Hey Axel,

Asta from Australia tagged me the other day and I had to list 7 or 8 things about myself that my Internet friends didn't know. Then I had to tag others. So I tagged you and Butchy and Snickers.

For a complete list of the rules, see Lorenza's blog.

Your buddy,

Forest Dogs said...

Aw, don't be sad *lick* You'll make new friends, and maybe you'll see each other again... one day.

I hope you don't mind me stopping by...I'm on a quest to find blogging dogs, peace-loving dogs for next week's "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Peaceglobe day...(the cats have overtaken the movement so far!!)

Please join!

Thank you.

Blogblast for Peace
6th June 2007

(If you do 'Wordless Wednesday' a Peaceglobe would be fantastic!)

Asta said...

I hope you're not still sad about your friends moving away...I'm sure you'll see them again, and meantime meet lots of new friends..you can always come play with me