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Saturday, March 22, 2008

In Memory of Skeeter by Skeeter

The Saint and I just received some really sad news. Our little friend Skeeter has walked over the Rainbow Bridge! She was very special to us and not just due to her name. They had no idea we had a special pet named Skeeter, just a coincidence they name her that. She was the sweetest doggie in the world! She would come to our house to visit us and we kept treats for her. She was gentle, smart and loved to give kisses. She would always bring a smile to our faces with her visits. She was not your typical hyper Jack Russell.

Skeeter was way too young to walk over that Bridge being only 3 years old. I know we have had some really sad postings lately and I am not one to make tears flow but I need to tell you how Skeeter died in hopes that this will not happen to another beloved pet.

Skeeter’s daddy was cutting down a tree. When the tree started to fall, Skeeter was in the way of harm but running from the tree. When daddy yelled at Skeeter to hurry up, she heard her daddy’s voice and like a good little girl, she stopped in her tracks to look back at daddy for the command. And that is when the tree hit her little innocent body. Daddy is devastated over this as Skeeter was his little side-kick going everywhere daddy went.

I know animals have instincts with such things, but I cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your pets away from such harmful things as yard work. In my opinion, a pet should not be in the yard while one is mowing the grass as something horrible could happen to them. So please don’t let little Skeeter’s death be in vain. Let this be a reminder to keep your animals safe while taking on task in the yard which could be harmful to a pet....

In the picture Skeeter had stopped by for one of her visits one summer day after I had been in the yard working. I was hot and tired and had come inside to take a break and was laying on the futon resting. The Saint let her into the house to visit with me. She jumped up on top of me and filled me with kisses. She brought this tired body back to life!

The Saint and I were happy that we had a visit from her last weekend. She filled us with kisses to last a lifetime!

posted by Skeeter at 3/22/2008 11:46:00 AM


Blogger Sandy said...

Oh,I am so sorry Skeeter. What a sad story. Though this doesn't make the pain any less, at least the little dog didn't suffer.

And we HAVE to post sad stories as well as the happy. How else do others learn? We all learn a lot of things from sad stories, so never hesitate. Maybe you saved another pet from such a fate, becuase someone reading this might have been doing the same thing and will think twice.

It's just like the Golden Pups. A very sad story with three dying and so on. But so much GOOD came out of it. I will be writing a column soon on the three survivors becuase their lives now are truling amazing and not just because they have good homes, but because they are serving special roes in some way. But you all must wait for that until a week from this Wednesday, as I'm still gathering info. And from them we all learned a lot more about parvo and we made friends in New England who are now saving more dogs here because of contacts made.

I hope when your neighbors mourn that eventually they will get another little dog, not to replace Skeeter but to celebrate her life and give another dog needing ahome the opportunity to enjoy a happy home with people who love her. Give the family our best from all us Pet People

Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh Skeeter, how that makes my heart ache for that poor family and little Skeeter! It's jsut terrible but as Sandy said, maybe it will be a wake up call for that family others to keep thier pets out of harms way. At least the little fellow was loved very much and lived a good happy life.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 4:26:00 PM  
Blogger tina said...

so sad for them and the dog.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I am so sorry Roxanne. God bless little Skeeter--I know that Little Bit, Alice's Dog Princess, my old dog King, Sandy's Tramp, the Waverly pups, and all the other special four legged friends that we have lost to the ages, are there to play with and welcome Skeeter to the fields of the Lord.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

A sad day for me in the yard today knowing my little friend would not be coming to visit me with all those sweet kisses. I do hope that someone may see this story and will think twice about letting their fur babies be in the yard with dangers such as this. I am sure Ron had cut many trees down with her in the yard and never thought a thing about it or she would not have been in the yard that day... Not sure they can handle another pet as Skeeter was filling a void of another pet lost to old age but maybe in time, they will be able to add to their family….Loosing one is really difficult but new additions fill so many voids in the hearts....

Yes B, she is running free as a bird now with all our beloved ones...

Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Such a sad ending for a beloved pet. I am sure the owner is devasted! Losing a pet anyway is so upsetting. They are part of who we are. My two felines are indoor pets. We care and love them until we have to say goodbye.
Peace be to sweet little Sketter.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Naturegirl, this event took place in 2008 and I posted this blog about it soon afterwards. This blog is no longer active but remains on the records. I am happy to update Skeeter's owners over came their sadness and added a new fur baby into their lives within a year later after saying no more! I think we have all been there and the sadness of loss makes us not want for another. But in time, our love for those little furry monsters takes over and soon we add yet another furry friend to our family. They are much more protective of Raz (Razzle Dazzle) and she rarely visits us as she stays close to home...

Thanks for dropping in on this archived Blog and feel free to read more about many different fur babys as this was a community Blog. Thus, several different Pet owners talking about our Fur Babys...

Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:58:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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