My friend Donna's dog Funnybone passed away last week. Funnybone had knee surgery not too long ago but was doing great and running around like a crazy woman. After her morning potty break, she got back in bed and at some point passed away cuddled right up to her momma.
Blue and Donna comforting each other...
Scout misses her sidekick sister desperately, and finds comfort in sleeping in Funnybone's bed
Funnybone was rescued from the streets by Stray Rescue. After some time she was able to be paired with another dog. It's exciting when dogs are paired because it means they can get along with other dogs.
Here is Funnybone just after meeting her new Stray Rescue roommate…
Donna started taking Funnybone on hikes with Four Directions Hiking, and she may have taken her home a time or two…more than likely for a bath.
But that's it. Donna had too many dogs already, and she certainly didn't want a dog as bad as Funnybone.
In this picture on her Facebook page, Donna's comment says "I ordered her not to get into my heart!"
Funnybone's typical rebellious reaction was to do just that.
And Donna brought her home.
And that's when she became kind of famous.
Donna posted pictures of her on Facebook.
She was a riot.
Because of People Donna's postings, people who had never met Funnybone felt they knew
her and were saddened by her death.
She was an absolute character. And it wouldn't surprise me if her mom wrote a book making Funnybone the star.
She would love that.
Being the center of attention was her mission in life.
That and taking a piece of our hearts.
She always did get what she wanted.
I love you, sweet Bone.
A 6-year-old boy said this: "People are born so they can learn how to live a good life - like loving everybody all the time and being nice. Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
The very next day after Funnybone passed away, Donna wanted to proceed with plans she'd had to host a birthday party for Romeo, the dog she rescued that lived outside his entire life. Donna decided Romeo's birthday is on Valentine's Day, so she wanted to celebrate his turning 2. It's not easy to muster up a smile when you've just lost your best friend, but I suspect seeing this cute face made it a little easier.
Is this not the face of a dog happy to finally live inside? We all cringe to think he would be in his wooden doghouse in these snowy, below zero conditions we've had.
He has got to be one of the happiest, friendliest dogs I know.
Emilee and Sandy
Nancy, Romeo's grandma, and Kelly
Donna and her baby Scout
Romeo did great with our friend Kathleen's baby Emily
Kelly and Romeo
Romeo opened a few birthday presents
Yep, crazy dog people and proud of it
Donna, Romeo, and Kathleen's little boy Max
Alyson, Emily, Romeo's grandma, and Kelly. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of Romeo's mom, Becca!
Max fell asleep sitting up
Bittersweet week, to say the least.
Life is that way.
Love while you can.