Farewell to Petey

This post is a departure from my usual crafty fare, but I wanted to pay tribute to our beloved family dog, Petey, who died this week at the ripe old age of 16.  Petey was a Staffordshire Terrier, rescued from the streets when he was a pup.


He didn’t stay that small forever! Within a few weeks he had outgrown his doggie bed:

Even when full grown (he got to be nearly 60 pounds at his prime — all muscle!) he loved to crawl into small spaces (like under the coffee table) and into the laundry basket — clean or dirty, he didn’t care:

Here he is napping with our other dog, Ginger:

He was a regal animal, smart and loyal, and will be missed.

4 Responses

  1. What a sweet pup, Robi. Petey looks both loving and smart — and fun! — in these great pictures. Thanks for sharing. And know we are all thinking of you.

    • Thank you, Kathy. Yes, he was a good ol’ dog! It’s amazing how our pets become part of our lives!
      I have been loving your parenting blog — and have to figure out how to add it to my blog roll!

  2. I just found your blog tonight. Your cards are beautiful, and so was your Petey. We lost one of our best furry friends a few weeks ago, as well. I just wanted to send some virtual hugs and tell you what a gorgeous dog Petey was. “Regal” sums it up perfectly 🙂

    • Thank you, Juanita, for the nice words, and for visiting my blog! Our furry friends certainly do worm their way into our hearts. Thanks for the hugs. Are you a paper crafter? I hope you come back!

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