Sunday Evening Dog Blogging: Reader Dogs

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Reader Steve Hill writes: “This is Autumn, who passed away last year from cancer. She was my favorite dog.”

Beautiful photo.

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8 Responses to “Sunday Evening Dog Blogging: Reader Dogs”

  1. #1 |  Marty | 

    my daughter’s dog died yesterday morning- kinda makes this one hit home a little more. and she is a beautiful dog…

  2. #2 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Wow! He blends right in. He’d be a great candidate for sniper school.

  3. #3 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Oops. My apologies for not paying closer attention. Sorry.

  4. #4 |  Linda | 

    What a pretty girl Steve. I am sure Autumn is very much missed.

  5. #5 |  Bronwyn | 

    Oh, what a pretty girl. Goldens do love the snow. My parents’ golden loved to go out and just sit in the snow, sniffing the air.

  6. #6 |  Andrew | 

    She was a beautiful dog, Steve. My condolences.

  7. #7 |  Steve Hill | 

    Wow, I didn’t even notice that Radley had posted this. Color me unobservant!

    Thanks everyone – Autumn was truly my favorite dog ever. We rescued her from Adopt A Golden Atlanta, and we had her for only three years (she was mistakenly believed to be 6 but turned out to be more like 10). She had an amazingly sweet nature, but was a little mischievousness too. She also had a really severe case of thunderphobia – which we found out about at 3 o’clock in the morning when she jumped up in bed and started walking back and forth across our heads. We struggled with helping her with that for her whole life with us, and I think that’s what made her special to us. The last year was a struggle for us, and the day that we had to put her to sleep was tragic, since we thought that she was going to have her last surgery, and it turned out cancer had eaten up almost her entire jaw, ear, and was impinging on brain. The vet said she must have been in incredible pain, but she never, ever complained.

    I miss her every day.

  8. #8 |  Steve Hill | 

    And I should add a thanks to Radley for posting the photo. Probably one of the very best I have ever taken.