Blue, the Best Lab on the Planet!
by Robin Dickerson
Blue was born on Nov. 19, 1998. She died today in the arms of my husband and me, with our friend, Dr. Terry. It was the worst thing we have ever had to do.
Blue was the gentlest, kindest, lovingest chocolate lab that there could ever have been. She used to let our daughters lay beside her and rub her ears while they sucked their thumbs. Lately she has been friends with their boyfriends. She participated in band practice on the the marching field. Might have even left a present for the opposing team under their goal pole.
Our son loved her too. I think Blue was his only relief from growing up with 2 yelling sisters.
Through many years of traveling, and especially lately, Blue was the first to greet me with a sniff and a kiss when I arrived home. "Hey Blue!!" She always replied, "Hey to you too!" Everyone else waited til I came in and stood in front of them to say "I'm home!"
Blue loved to swim and chase balls. When we had a round pool, she would swim around the edge, while the kids held on to her strong tail and got free rides. Oh, but I have damned that tail many times! I tried to record the sound of it today, before the last vet trip. Got a little recorded...with no glass crashing in the back ground.
So many fond memories. I've got so much more to write. I hope I can come back to this page and add to it when my tears are gone...if that ever happens.