September 09, 2014

Remembering Sweet Greta

Wow, furiends I cannot express the sadness to hear of the loss of our sweet Greta.   She was wonderful and I am heartbroken.    To celebrate her life and enjoy my memories of her, I am reposting below, the Date Day we spent together one year ago.    Please stop by and send your love to her pack. 

Hey Blogville!
Wow, the big day is finally here!    I'm ready to sweep Greta off her four feet with my charm and a day filled with fun and adventure.    Come along with us...

OMD, my gorgeous date is the bestest!   We met at the park for a picnic lunch in the great outdoors.  I gave her a very special bandana that matches my own so that we look like a perfect pair today.   Greta is an amazing cook.  Check out the spread she brought to our picnic.  Delish tater salad, yummy deli sandwiches filled with meat and cheese, deviled eggs and two ginormous bones for tandem chewing.  BOL    Wow, she knows how to treat a guy like a king.   Everything is so very tasty.

After eating Greta's wonderful picnic lunch, I scooped her up and we went for a ride in my canoe!   The creek is beautiful today and the weather is spot on.   Here we are sharing my boat in the gentle current.  She's such an adventurous gal!   

We boated for awhile and even checked out the local dock.   What a pretty scene and we are really enjoying nature this afternoon.  

So far we've seen ducks and geese, a bald eagle and lots of dragon flies!   The water is such a fun place to spend the afternoon in the sun and fresh air.

 Well, we couldn't stand it any more!   The water was so inviting.   The temperatures are perfect so in we went for a dip.   Greta is a pawesome swimmer!   She really works those leggies and we did some serious splashing and stick fetching.   Woooohooooo!    Look at her go!    Going swimmie is one of my favorite things and I'm thrilled that my gal Greta likes it too.   We're so lucky!

WHEW!    We're sorta tired after all of that marathon swimming and fetching.   That can really wear a pooch out.   I asked Greta to join me back on our picnic blanket in the nice warm sunshine.   This will give us a chance to dry off, warm up and rest a little.   Nothing like a nice nap in the sun with a beautiful girl!   

Once we had a nice snooze, we woke up feeling GREAT!    We agreed that we were ready for more adventure so I took Greta for a ride in my Chief of Police snazzy cop car.    OMD she was totally excited.   I let her run the lights and sirens and we zooooooommmmmmmed all around Blogville.     Since I'm not on duty today, it's okay.  BOL

Well, here's where I took her next....

After going swimmie and relaxing in the sun, we were a little hungry!  BOL   We ended up at the local Ice Cream Shoppe for a snack.   OMD look at this window!   There must be creamy cool treats inside here.

Well, Greta is such a pawesome gal, she knew exactly what to get for us.  I let her do the honors and set us up with a sweet treat to satisfy our hunger.

Woohoooo!   Isn't she the bestest date ever?   Check out what she ordered.  A ginormous banana split for two and it came with a pair of spoons just for us.  Yeah, well our slurpers took care of that.  No spoons required.  We put our tongues to good use and had a lot of laughs licking up whipped cream and rolling cherries around the dish.  Oh, this is such fun!     Tasty too.  BOL

Now that our tummies are full, I have some more fun planned for our mid-afternoon adventure.  We're going on a Hayride!  We climbed aboard the wagon and these two beautiful horses escorted us around the fields.  What a pretty view.  We enjoyed all of the sights and sounds and smells of mother nature.  


 After the hayride, we strolled around the farm and insniffigated all of the fun things like barns and rain barrels and scarecrows.  The whole place was filled with wondrous and wild things.   We took such a nice long walk and spent a few hours stretching our legs, moseying along and checking out the farm.

All too soon the afternoon began to slip away and we knew that dusk was coming.   We went off to the edge of the woods for a nice, cozy Campfire!    I wanted to impress Greta, so I zoomed right into the woods and came back with a freshly killed squirrel for dinner!    Oh, it was perfect and she seemed impressed which made me wag like crazy.  

I whipped us up a delicious squirrel stew for dinner!   OMD nothing tastes better than fresh meat over an open fire.    I'm so very glad that Greta is the outdoorsy type and we can enjoy this together.

After awhile, we roasted a few hot dogs and some marshmallows over the fire and listened to the sounds of the forest at night.  We heard owls hooting and crickets chirping and watched the stars in the sky.  What an amazing evening!

Oh, the day was so very perfect!   Lovely Greta was an amazing date and I gathered my courage and gave her a gentlemanly small slurp on the cheek.  She giggled and I wagged.  SUCCESS!  She had a great time too and I'm so very happy she enjoyed our day together.  Thank you, sweet Greta for one of the bestest days of my life.   You are wonderful!

She will be missed terribly and my pack sends love to her family.

Grr and A Sorrowful Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

& Lori, Stan, The Crabby Girls


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Greta! Thanks so much for sharing it Sarge!!
We will miss Greta....
Dory. Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

stellaroselong said...

We remember that date! Our hearts are hurting for her family today.
stella rose

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

We all at Team Beaglebratz wuz so furry much sad tue read this news. Prayerz fur her family.
Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

Unknown said...

We are in shock having just read the news. We are deeply saddened and our hearts break for Greta's peeps. Truly shocked and very upset that sweet Greta did not make it.
Best wishes Molly

Brinley Westie said...

This news is just too, too sad... our hearts hurt for her folks... she was just a baby....

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful date you had. It's so sad how things can turn to the worst within one moment...

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THANK YOU SARGE.... We needed to pull our Wonderful Memories of Dear Sweet Greta together so that we could cherish them.

sprinkles said...

I was just telling Frankie that I didn't sleep very well last night worrying about poor Greta. Thanks for sharing this. It's nice to be able to look back and remember her so fondly.

Such a sad day in Blogville today. :'(

Kinley Westie said...

Greta sure were a special girl, we are all gonna miss her.

Cowspotdog said...

it is such sad news

bichonpawz said...

So very sad and our hearts hurt for her family. Run free sweet Greta.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We remember that date with Greta.

We read her blog first off this morning. So sad.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

We went to visit Greta. Sorry - it was sad.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Another sad, sad day.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dear Sarge, thank you for giving our little girl the best first date ever.
You always had a very special place in her heart, and do in ours. We miss her so and appreciate all the love adn support
Linda, Stan
Bailey & Hazel

Daisy said...

That has to be the best date ever in Blogville! We are so sad to hear of Greta crossing the bridge. We were hoping for the best.

Katie said...

Oh Sarge, what a wonderful way to honor her. This is so sad, we are just learning of this. It is just unbearable to lose a loved one. xoxo

Murphy said...

Greta had such a wonderful time on your date with her. She knew how to have fun! We will miss her lots and lots!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley
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♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Sarge, what a lovely memory.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
The tears just don't want to stop.

♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

M. K. Clinton said...

What a date to cherish forever. Greta's life was short but full of love and laughter.♥ Thanks for sharing your date with us.