Tuesday, 5 July 2016

NorthWapiti's Barq's Got Bite





NorthWapiti's Barq's Got Bite
July 01, 2001 - July 05, 2016

Everything about Barq was big - big dog, big stride, big work ethic, big personality........

He lived his entire life on his terms. Didn't make my main string till he was 5, never cared to lead and yet was still was a key team member. 

The last few months he refused to eat out of dog dish and shared his meals with a raven. That was so Barq. I fed him on the ground and gave him extra so he had some to share.

Today, Sven - one of the many kind and compassionate vets at the Westlock Vet Clinic, suggested we lie him down to make his passing easier. I told him that was unlikely to happen and sure enough, Barq took his last breath on his terms - on his feet.


Big dog, big stride, big work ethic, big personality........ big hole in the kennel and in my heart at his passing.


14 comments:

John Vassel said...

So very sorry for your loss of such a big personality and great dog.
It's never easy, but if we get to leave on our terms, I believe it helps.

J. B. Sams said...

Dear Karen, I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you. He was very beautiful. Tears are streaming here.... the pain of watching our little guys leave us is beyond words. Wishing you comfort as you say goodbye. Hugs. ..from me

J. B. Sams said...

Dear Karen, I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you. He was very beautiful. Tears are streaming here.... the pain of watching our little guys leave us is beyond words. Wishing you comfort as you say goodbye. Hugs. ..from me

Pam Schweitzer said...

I knew from your "Bad day" posting that someone had gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts are breaking with you.

Anonymous said...

Karen, I am so very sorry to read about Barq's passing. Please know my heart aches for you and I'm praying peace over you and the kennel. Gail Dyess from Texas

Barnstormer said...

Big Beautiful Good Bye to your Friend and Teammate. My deepest condolences for this tough loss.

Susan

Nytngale1 said...

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful guy!

Tony Torrez said...

My condolences Karen. It is never easy to lose a special one. And I know you consider each and every one of yours to be special. It is one of the reasons I follow your posts. Run free Barq, run free, north of the Rainbow Bridge.

thecrazysheeplady said...

{{{hug}}}

How Sam Sees It said...

Hugs... I am so sorry.

Monty, Harlow and Ramble

M said...

So sorry for your loss. It's never easy to let a dog go......especially when it's a kind of family-member. May the rest of your pack will comfort you and maybe, maybe even Raven finds his way for the rest of his life....

NanĂ¼k said...

Safe travels puppy dog!

Nuk & Family

Christina Agans said...

So sorry for your loss. Your care & compassion for your dogs is one reason I so love following you. I am shedding tears today. Christina Juneau & Sunny

Christina Agans said...

So sorry for your loss. Your care & compassion for your dogs is one reason I so love following you. I am shedding tears today. Christina Juneau & Sunny