Thursday, 16 May 2013

Hannah


I don't know if writing this is helping me or not but -
Our beautiful girl Hannah was sadly put to sleep, late Tuesday. She would have turned 15 on the 22nd of June 2013.
She was a Fox Terrier / Border Collie X, but she was only a little bigger than a Foxy. Her whole life she was mistaken for a puppy because she was so damn cute! She loved playing ball, going for walks, Schmackos (a dog treat) and she loved us!
She would speak
for a Schmacko, and say "Hello Mum". She loved being scratched behind her ears more than anything, and she would keep pawing your hand for more, if you stopped. 

She protected us from the planes and birds that flew over, never ever catching any, but always on duty when we were in the yard. She was only 40cm tall, but could jump almost up to the 6 foot fence.
She loved to be high up, she would run up the kids slippery slide, then fly back down to chase a bird in the sky.
She knew what kind of play to expect from all of us. Dad would play rough, and she would battle with him. She knew I would wrestle with her a bit, but when I said "nice", it was time to stop for a quiet pat, and she knew I liked to pick her up and carry her. She was my constant companion during the day.
 She knew Joel would pretend to throw the ball to her as they played. She would jump on him and tell him to hurry up and throw the thing, and she knew he would run around the house and play hide and seek with her.  She knew Ryan, as a child wasn't sure of dogs, so she knew not to jump up at him, and to just come over quietly for him to give her a pat. Sam would get down and sit on the floor with her, and she would climb on him and wait to be scooped up by him, with his big gentle hands.
She had toast for Breakfast, but would bury half of it in the garden. If she saw us watching her, she would dig it back up and bury it somewhere else.
She hated storms so very much!
She only ever growled at one person who came into the yard, a dodgy carport salesman. When I got the quote, I took her advice!

Most of the photos here are from a Video I made of her around a year ago. She was an amazingly youthful little dog for her age, until age eventually caught up with her the past few months.
She is terribly missed by us all :-(
But no longer in pain. R.I.P.


20 comments:

  1. I feel for you jen - know just what you are going through - we have had 2 dogs that were with us for 13yrs and 18yrs. I still miss them at odd times. They often come up in conversations as they were little when one or the other of my babies were little; they were their guard dogs and best mates; and they were my constant company as your Hannah was. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul mate.

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    1. Thanks, you always remember them, especially your first one, I think I was about 10. They do get to you don't they!!

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  2. Hi Jen I am so sorry to read about your gorgeous Hannah. I love our pooch, so I feel your pain and understand your sadness. Thinking of you x

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  3. So sorry for the loss of your little dog Hannah. She sounded like such a sweet dog.

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  4. ((( Hugs))) Jen. My Molly-dog was like your Hannah - a bundle of fun & mischief When we had to have her put to sleep some years ago, it was a real mix of emotions. We knew it was the right thing to do for her, but for us, well, we weren't ready to say goodbye. We both cried like babies, yes, 'imself as well :o)
    Happy memories last forever though & it sounds like you have loads.

    xx

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    1. Thanks Pat, yes the boys all agreed without hesitation that we had to help her after deteriorating very quickly Tuesday. And yes we all cried a river of tears - still flowing at times :-)

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  5. Scottish grandmaMay 16, 2013

    Thinking of you Jen. What wonderful memories you have of your beautiful girl and I hope they help to ease the pain you are now feeling.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, we do have such happy memories xx

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  6. So sorry to hear this. She had a good life, full of love.

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    1. Thank you, she did have a nice Doggy life.

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  7. She seems like a lovely companion.

    It's so sad to lose a pet.

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  8. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    What a beautiful girl! But what a wonderful family to all agree that it was only fair for her to go to Doggy Heaven, so she is not in any more pain/
    We lost our beloved Sam over 13 years ago, we were lucky to have him in our lives for just on 15years.
    We still all talk about him, cry over him and love him.
    We have been blessed with 2 more dogs now, Sultan and Nero (both have some Border Collie in them), but unfortunately Sultan is 12 years old, and this morning we noticed that his arthritis is playing up again, only in one leg at present but ....
    Nero is 8 years old and like Hannah people think he is a pup!! They too have been such good friend to us all, don't want to think about the inevitable.
    Over the past 3 years we have also lost our two 'grandpuppies'. They were Cassie and Michael's dogs, both Labs, one black (Kenzie) and one white Tilly. We all miss them so much too.

    Anyway to all the Stacey family, our love, sympathy and yes our tears too, go out to you all on the loss of Hannah.

    She will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge in Heaven for you all.

    Love
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, it's been hard to see her age so quickly near the end. You want to keep them around, but you know you have to help her. If I could find another Foxy/Border Collie x I would definitely go again xx.

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  9. oh no jen im so so sorry to read this :( you poor thing... sending huggs xxx

    a friend of mine says when one of our fur babies leaves to go over the rainbow bridge, its for a person there that needs a pup...

    my english cocker girls and british blue boy send fur huggs :)

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    1. Thanks so much,I didn't realise you had the boy as well, they are such loyal friends,much more than humans I'm afraid!

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  10. So sad for your family Jen, how sad is it, that we will always outlive our faithful little shadows. Cherish the memories.

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    1. Thanks Simmone, she's definitely being missed in everything we do :-(

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