I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday memories ... Ode to my BFF

who happened to be a dog... and so much more.

Wabbit's been on my mind more than usual, lately. And the Monday Memories, of Princess Dakota, at the OP Pack's home in blog land clinched the deal.

It's been over two years since my Wabbit-boy went on without me. He and I got sick in the same time period. As a result, I will always feel I wasn't there for him, the way he was ALWAYS there for me.

I credit Wabbit with Stumpy's recovery, too. Strangely enough, Wabbit, who didn't have the desire to get along with any other dog, decided Stumpy could be his buddy. It was Wabbit who showed Stumpy how to be a dog and gave her the courage to go places and do things she had previously been unable to face.

Wabbit, Life was always "Better With You There"

Jack Wabbit Von HenaC
(9/29/1995 - 1/10/2009)
Loved and missed every day.

See you there, Bubba!

"Better With You There" written and sung by Dan Reising

Artwork by Nancy Schutt


Barbara said...

Awww...Jack Wabbit sure looked like a nice dog. I know what it's like to miss one like crazy!

rottrover said...

Geez! I just came over to tell you that you don't HAVE to use paypal to pay for kisses, and now you've got me all teary eyed!!! Silly Wabbit :-)

But come by for a mooch. It'll cheer you up!

Kari in WeHo said...

He sounds like he was an amazing pup


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wabbit was just so gorgeous - we never knew you had Wabbit. We are glad we moved you to do this post - the memories are what help us with our loss.

Thanks for sharing - and we loved the song.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

brooke said...

Wabbit was a great looking pup! And I love his name!

Jan said...

This reminds me of so many bittersweet memories.

Terrorzinhos said...

Gorgeous face!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Jan, like my family and dear friends,we are so blessed.

Rottrover, I stopped over for a smooch. the lights were on but no one was homee.

Kari, he was indeed!

OP Pack, he was a head turner for sure! I am so grateful we made so many memories!

Brooke, Thanks. he started out (and ended up) as my son's dog, so he chose the name. He waited for years to be mature enough to have a GSD to call his own and had the name picked out forever!

Jan, Bittersweet for sure!

Terrozinos, Gorgeous everything. Wabbit was the complete package!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a handsome fella!

I'll be sure to look him up many many many years from now!


Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your pawesome tribute to Wabbit!
Sure he was very special!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Wyatt said...

What a handsome boy and a nice memory.
Thanks for sharing :)

Wyatt, Stanzie and Mom

Roo said...

Great slideshow tribute to Wabbit :) (((HUGS)))


K9friend said...

What a beautiful dog and sweet memory. I'm sure Wabbit's tail is wagging in appreciation!


Phyllis said...

If they could only stay with us till we leave...

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Khyra, I'm sure Wabbit will love your floof! No hurry, though, for sure.

Lorenza, we called him bubba and idjit. he was THAT speshul.

Wyatt, we loved sharing him with others. Then and now.

Roo, Thanks for letting us!

Pat, Wabbit's tail never stopped wagging.

Phyllis, if only...

Brenda's Arizona said...

Lovely, lovely tribute.

dogsmom said...

As long as Wabbit is in your heart you are still connected, until your souls meet again.

And I have to believe we will be reuinited with those we love.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Brenda, it could never be good enough.

Dogsmom, as Roy Rogers once said, ""If there are no dogs in Heaven,then when I die I want to go where they went."

Helen Verte said...

Wabbit looks like an old soul with lots to teach and obviously found the right place to do his teaching. What a handsomely beautiful friend.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Helen, Thanks. Wabbit was pretty much an eternal puppy 'til that damned surgery!

ForPetsSake said...

Aww, somehow I missed this post and I
m glad I went back and found it. Sounds like Wabbit was a special soul. Hugs to you!