October 1, 2012


Eleven years ago we got a dog. 

Well she got us.

She was blob of chocolate, and brown and white that reminded the kids of a S'More. 
So that was her name.

So was:
Yapper Smoos-a-fat
Smoos-a-fatty dog
Your Majesty
Smooby Dobbie Do
Puppy Prewash (when doing the dishes)

She didn't do any of the stuff dogs are meant to do. She had no idea of fetch. Come was totally at her whim. Forget the idea of master, she was the queen of the we were her minions. Although on the up side one of her first royal actions was to actually eat my son's homework.  

Sometime she would go out with with other dogs...

...but only to steal attention from their people.

She was bread as a gun dog but has far too gentle soul and hid from thunder and fireworks.   

Kidney failure has run Smoo down. It has come to the point that she can't eat. She is sitting ant my feet shivering as I type so I have to go find a blanket. 

S'More have been a benevolent monarch.

A friend back in the 70s' loved the folk singer Ralph McTell.
He sang a song about an Old Brow Dog.
It has always made me cry.

Today more so than then.

All those time I said I hate dogs, 
that I don't love you. 
I lied. 

Good night S'More. 


  1. I'm so sorry. How hard this day must be. LYMI

  2. Oh I am so sorry but so thankful you found such a great dog to share so many memories with!

    What a sweetheart.

  3. So sorry to hear of S'more's passing. That song was so sad, but sounds like "Old Brown Dog" found his rest in the final hunt. Perhaps S'more will find hers in the dream of being once again hale and whole. Perhaps she will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge where, many years hence, she will find you and you will cross into the Summerland together.

  4. I really sorry about S'More. Those old dogs really are a big part of our family.

  5. I'm so sorry about S'more, but I'm so glad that you had each other for as long as you did.

  6. Im so sorry about S'More, Bennet. What a great dog, what wonderful memories.

  7. Oh I'm so, so sorry!!! What a great tribute!

  8. oh i'm so sorry for your loss.

    beautiful pics and memories, thank you for sharing.

  9. Oh, no!!! I'm so so sorry to read this about S'More! Like others have said, the memories are irreplaceable... but that's no consolation for losing our loved ones. Sending best wishes your way.