Sunday, August 10, 2008
I'm sad to say that our sweet beagle boy, Divot, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge [warning! Kleenex alert!]
BeaglesBay King Arthur's Wizard, aka "Divot" was born April 16, 1999. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer this past April, a less common but unforgiving cancer in dogs. Wednesday night he took a turn for the worse, and we realized it was time. He died Thursday morning in my arms with a belly full of cookies.
Divot may not have been the world's smartest dog, but he was sweet and gentle, especially with children and the elderly. He would, in the manner of most beagles, eat anything and everything, from a Sprite can as a puppy [yes, that required an ER visit] to broccoli - just not the raw meat that the holistic vet recommended when he got sick. He would not fetch, but he could walk forever and almost caught that squirrel in the back yard once. He loved to chew ice cubes and was particular about bedtime. A good night's sleep is critical for the next day's napping, you know.
He leaves to cherish his memory three bereft children, a daddy who let him sit on the couch when the Braves were on, and his momma who cooked brown rice and chicken for him when the going got tough; also, the two dogs next door who now have no one to bark at.
Run to the Rainbow Bridge, Div. We miss you already.