Monday, October 18, 2010

Remembering Big Duke

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.

My friend Lee (who many of you know from the blog 'From These Hills') lost her sweet lab, Duke, today. He was twelve. In his life, Duke hiked lots of trails and fetched lots of sticks and tennis balls -- and brought those of us who knew him, lots of joy. In the woods his delight was to find the perfect stick (sometimes log) and then prance through the woods with his new found treasure. Even when his health kept him from embarking on hiking adventures, he brightened everyone's day with his constant wag and the "thump, thump" of his tail. He was a loyal and loving friend...and we're gonna miss him.


  1. What a beautiful dog. Sending condolences to Lee.

  2. Lee I am so sorry to read about Duke! I know it is tough - beyond words. I will be praying for you.

    Bob Mahan

  3. Such a great post and slideshow, Mark! Thanks.

  4. Ahh ... so there was Duke and Big Duke. Such a time of sadness ... not even a year since Duke died.

    I do feel your pain and sadness Lee. We had to put our beloved dog (also 12 years old) to sleep in August. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Loved the slide show ... great shots.

  5. Someone once said there are never enough years to love a dog. How sad and how true.


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