Thursday, May 9, 2013

RIP Alaska June 30 , 2003 - May 9 . 2013



My constant companion Alaska passed away suddenly this morning . We're not sure what happened as he was fine when we let him out as usual . A short time later Mike went outside and found him barely breathing , he died just after that . We suspect that he had a heart attack .

We have so many fond memories of him . He came into our lives after Max moved back home from Calgary . Max found him when he was doing deliveries for a small company . It was love at first sight . He brought him home and he just fit right in with Bingo and our cats . Bingo was quite happy to have another canine in the house . He was just a puppy then about the size of our cat Hey You . We have video of all three of them playing in the snow together . Alaska just loved snow and the winter time . He didn't much like summer , it was too hot and he'd always try and find the coolest , shadiest place in the yard . He loved being outdoors except when there was a thunderstorm .Then he was just a big chicken and try to find someplace to hide . We could never figure out why , as Bingo couldn't care less , but Alaska would be a shaking , trembling mess . He loved his walks and would sit in front of the door to remind us when he was due for one .

He was gentle with the little ones . Jessey had a fear of dogs and was a little worried when he learned that Alaska was coming to stay with us again . Alaska , with his quiet approach and gentle behaviour soon won him over . The same happened  with my friend Shirley . She's had a lifelong fear of dogs but she would be quite at ease with Alaska .

He was always happy to see us , he followed us all the time . He was just the best companion . All of us will miss him so much , we'll never forget him and all the happiness he brought into our lives. He was a beautiful boy ...

9 comments:

Dee said...

All I can say is {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm so sorry. Sending you giant internet hugs!!!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh how awful! I'm so sorry - he'll be so very missed. At least there is a little comfort in knowing he went quickly.

CelticCastOn said...

So sorry to hear about Alaska, Frieda!

Monika said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Alaska!

Donna M said...

So sorry to hear about Alaska. There will be a new dog star in the night skies.

Susanne Namdar said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I is always difficult to loose a canine companion.

lexa said...

So sorry for your loss. My two girls are sending hugs your way, and even Pumba, too!

kathy b said...

I am so very very sorry.