Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thanks for being my best friend Charlee RIP 3/8/2011

Charlee, you were my best friend, mentor and muse for almost 11 years.

We will always miss you.

Wanted to share a few favorite photos of my girl. 
 Pictures are not in order, I am too fried to have order right now.

Last spring in front of our house and my 4 O'Clocks

This past summer.
Life with kids!

05 at a Freestyle demo for Rotti Rescue

My most favorite painting by Portland artist Elizabeth Fraser
from a photo that was on the cover of Down East Dog Magazine.  

A few weeks ago

Last winter at Evergreen on our "Red Neck Agility"  log

Capisic Pond 07?

Pretty much every day of her life. She was impossible to keep thin. 
 Dog died on Fat Tuesday. Coincidence? We think not.

 Willard Beach last summer

Charlee's somewhat infamous still life
Dog in a Blue Wig 

Charlee did everything full speed ahead.
 To quote a friend, she was a force.

Best cell phone shot ever. 
Higgins Beach, last winter on a wicked wicked cold day.

Dina and Charlee 1999

Charlee paw-picked Beck for us.

OOB in January
Looking good for a gal of nearly 12

Good Dog!


matt said...

Awesome photos, Charlee will always be with you!


Mary Doane said...

Just absolutely a beautiful wonderful life. Thank you for sharing these photos, Nancy. Love from Mary and her gang, Aaron, Jazzie and Jane.

KathyF said...

Wish I could have met Charlee. And, Dina, Charlee, and Beck...look a lot alike. Hmmm...

Debbie Jacobs said...

A fabulous montage of Charlee's great life. We should all be so lucky.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures Nancy.

Love Gennyfer

gooddogz said...

Thanks so much. She loved to pose for pictures and learned early that stay =treats! I think I will have to have a second part.I messed quite a few of my favorites, like the one with the Easy Button on her belly. :)I will miss her sense of humor and the way she messed with other dogs for sport.

Dianne said...

Beautiful job Nancy. <3 Charlee <3

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Gryffindor Irish Wolfhounds said...

We love you, Charlee. We are happy you have had such a beautiful and beloved life. We'll look for a new star in the sky tonight, one to look at and remember you always. Run free! Pat Murkland and wolfhounds.

Daisy's Mom said...

I am so glad you have such beautiful photos of her. I can't decide which one I like best, but my suspicion is that the top one shows off her personality best - it's her eyes and smile.

I am so glad she got to have such a wonderful life with someone who "got" her. Every dog should be so lucky to be so loved.

I wondered if she had paw-picked Beck for you too. Maybe she knew.

Thinking of all of you.

Vicky said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your friend.

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. All of us here send our love and support in your grief.

Ashley said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. She has obviously left a paw print on your heart that will last forever.

Erin and Co. said...

OMG I just saw this, I'm soo sorry :((

Shawn Finch, DVM said...

Love and hugs to you and your family Nancy...from me and mine. Been thinking of you this week. Charlee was so blessed to have you. She was so beautiful - I love all the pictures.