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 21, 2011

Monday Memories

It's been just over a year since Alf first made himself at home, in Stumpy's favorite chair.

We haven't heard from him, lately. But he's never far from our thoughts. I did talk to his Mom after Christmas. His sweet sister Sophie had to under go ACL surgery and then they were headed to Oklahoma for the winter. I think they will be returning in April. Stumpy and I are planning to head to the beach to visit with them and my sister.

Alf was a lot of things, but mostly he was stinkin' adorable. Below are pictures from a Sunday Snooze that had never been posted

If you're a new visitor to our blog, The Berner (now known as Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner)was a semi-feral dog trying to survive in the Mohave Desert.

Through the Pawer of the Paw, Alf has a family of his own. He's living the good life, well-loved and happily ever after, in sunny SoCal.

The Berner's story can be read in the posts listed below, in chronological order. Or Alf's story can be read by clicking his picture on my side bar.
#1 Who's been sitting in my chair?
#2 Runnin' with the big dawgs
#3 There's a Berner in my living room!
#4 He's everywhere!
#5 He's gone
#6 The Berner: coming and going
#7 Berner News
#8 The Weekly Berner Report (March 28 - April 3)
#9 The Weekly Berner Report (April 3 - April 10)
#10 The Weekly Berner Report (April 10 - April 17);
#11 The Weekly Berner Report (April 17 - April 24)
#12 The Weekly Berner Report (April 24 - May 1)
#13 The Berner (aka Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner) Report: May 1 - May 8
#14 The Weekly Berner Report: May 8 - May 15
#15 The Weekly Berner Report: May 15 - 22
#16 The Berner Report: May 22 - May 29
#17 The Weekly Berner Report: May 29 - June 5
#18 The Weekly Berner Report: June 5 - 12
#19 The Weekly Berner report: June 14 - 19
#20 The Weekly Berner Report: June 27 - July 3 (Experts weigh in, please)
#21 The Weekly Berner Report (July 3 - July 10)
#22 The Weekly Berner Report, July 17, The Details and Boatlaods of Gratitude
#23 July 20: Vegas, Baby!
#24 The Berner Report: New Beginnings, July 23
#25 The Berner Report: August 7th Update
#26 The Berner Report: September 13, 2010
#27 The Berner Report: November 30, 2011


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awww, great Monday Memory. We loved Alf and following his life with Stumpy. Hope you can see him soon and we would love to see another update.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Barbara said...

Oh, he's so cute! I'm glad he found a home!

Sandra said...

I've got a lump in my throat. I will never forget what you did for this dog.

Jan said...

What a sweet success story. Dogs can pay us back so much for human kindness.

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

what a tired cutie! he sure did clean up nicely, didn't he?

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh yes!

The great tale of Alfie and his tail!


rottrover said...

Since I'm new to your blog, I just read all the Alfie posts. What an 'incredible journey' you made together. And Stumpy, toether with Einstein I'm sure, made it happen. You must be so proud!!

Kari in WeHo said...

What a great story :)


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

OP Pack, I can't wait to see Alf again, either! There will definitely be an update and pictures

Barbara, the whole saga was full of little miracles!

Sandra, I cry, too, when I think of him. Alf is yet another case of, "Who rescued who?"

Jan, he payed us back ten fold, for sure!

Carey, He sure did! He's such a handsome boy!

Khrya, A classic story full of ups, downs, tears and laughter!

Rottrover, I have no doubt that there Alf had an angel named Einstien making sure everything went according to plan.

Kari, Awesome dog = awesome story!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been more than a year since you first met him! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was reading updates about him.

Thanks for the birthday wishes for Riley on Friday and all the well-wishes for Chloe!! :)

Elyse and Riley

♥ Sallie said...

Love those shots! And the memories!


Wyatt said...

Can't wait to catch up with Alf and see how he's doing!! You know it's going to be good.
Get pictures :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Lorenza said...

Lots of great memories!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs

tula said...

we think of Alf too.. and how furry LUCKY is truly is! hey stumpy, guess what it did today??? SNOWED! all day long too!! crazy.


Anonymous said...

Yay for Alf! Hope you get to see him real soon!

Waggin at ya,

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Elyse and Riley, Time flies, whether you're having fun or not.

Sallie, I'll always cherish the memories.

Wyatt and Stanzie, the camera with charged batteries will be first on the list. I can't wait for he and Stumpy to reunite!

Lorenza, I cherish alf's time with us and the memories, too!

Tula, alf is always on our mind. Every day i am hoping for a pupdate. It snowed here, too. We wish you had kept it in massachusetts.

Roo, It couldn't be soon enough!

ForPetsSake said...

Every dog deserves that safety and comfort of pack life - never the solo life. So glad he's able to snooze soundly now.

Brenda's Arizona said...

We love the top photo of Alf (always Billy Bob Berner to us).
You brought us a gem to read about every day. And you and Stumpy deserve our applause for not giving up on Alf/BBB.
We miss him, too!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

ForPetsSake, I am so happy to know Alf is sleeping safe and sound.

Brenda, that's one of my favorite pictures of Billy Bob Berner, too!