Thursday, August 5, 2010

In Honor of Sidney

Sidney entered our lives in August, 1994.

He'd been caught by a local hairdresser as she drove to work.
Cute little rascal. He needed a home.
And we gave him one.

(photo taken November 1994)

He was a 3-month old (approx.) lap-puppy
that grew to be a hard-to-fit-on-the-lap dog.
We loved him anyway.

He was an independent-minded, fun companion.
He learned to nip the heads off dandelions at an early age
by watching me do the same thing (with my hands). ha.

Sixteen years is a nice, long relationship.

Missing you, Sid.

Sidney, June 1994 - July 30, 2010


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a sweet little face. I'm sure he loved his years with you too. Pets get to be like members of the family and it's hard to lose one. I'm sending you a hug :)

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

I'm so sorry for your recent loss. What an absolutely adorable little pup. They pitter patter their way into our hearts on 4 paws, and stay with us forever. It's so sad that they don't live longer than they do. Rest in Peace, little Sidney.

Garden Lily said...

16 years is a wonderful long life for a dog. I am sad for you to lose such a dear friend.

Gail said...

Shady, I am sorry to hear about Sidney. What a good friend and companion he was to your family. hugs to you, gail

The Garden Ms. S said...

Sixteen years of sweet memories. So sorry to see a little four-footed pal go.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It is so sad to lose a friend. He is waiting for you patiently at the Rainbow bridge.

Randy Emmitt said...


I'm terribly sorry about your loss of Sidney! I'm sure your little friend is in a better place now. Sending a big hug your way!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, all. Being away from home for the past two weeks has been good. It will be sad to return home tomorrow, but I'll be making a special stone to place on his grave at the edge of Mr. Shady's prairie. :-)