Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Remembering Wags

This past Monday, our family lost a cherished member. Our dog, Wags, was hit by a car and killed. Wags came to our family in August of 2005 as a stray pup who had recently had pups herself although we never found them. She was a loving and faithful friend. Wags, named not after the Wiggles dog, but simply because she was always happy and thus always wagging her tail. She was our family's first dog, and she was so good with the children.

Wags' only bad habit was that she loved to roam which is how she came to us in the first place. On Monday morning, we let her and her friend, Lucky, out of their pen to get some exercise while the children were out playing. Before we knew it, they left our yard as they have done countless times before. We live on acreage, but they still loved to cross the surrounding highways running after who knows what. Sadly, Lucky came back home, but dear Wags did not. A friend found her on the road and told us. David picked her up and brought her home for the last time. It was so very sad and still is. We all miss her.

Shelby loved the fact that Wags would ride on the golf cart with her. Our other dog Lucky seldom would, but since Wags died, Shelby has been teaching Lucky to ride too.

In May, the girls dressed Wags in their old clothes. Wags was a good sport!

Lilly and Katie with Wags on a hot summer day in 2008.


Jennifer O'Cain said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Jennifer O.

Cousin Sheri said...

Good old Wags! I'm gonna miss that big black dog running by with a chicken!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so sorry about Wags. We so love our dogs, I can't imagine losing one of them.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry about Wags, Jan. He always seemed like a good doggie. I know you all miss him.