Following In His Paws
by Dwayne Carrick
(Lexington, N.C. USA)
On September 18, 2010 I lost the best thing ever happened to me. My 2 1/2 yr old Aussie BO. He went every where I went. I took him to work with me every day. I work on rental property so he was loved by all my tenants. He would go into Lowes and carry things for me to the register blowing peoples minds. He loved everybody and everybody loved him. He would sit behind me in my truck and hang out the window so I put his name on the door. It was funny. I would watch people at stop lights look at him and say his name.
I have a horse farm so he was a huge help. He always worried about me when I wouldn't let him help me feed. I loved this dog to death and always will even though he is gone.
On Sept the 18 at 12:30 he was fine but at 4:00 he was dead. I will never know what killed him. He was up on all shots and on Heart Guard, the picture of health. He was so well loved he had a tomb stone donated to him. I go to his grave everyday, talk to him and bend down and kiss his grave. Now the good news!
The very next day my girlfriend found me another Aussie on CraigsList. I really didn't want to fill his spot this fast but I did it anyway. The lady heard what happened and told me to come pick one out and pay when I could. I picked out my new little girl when she saw me crying and she came up to me and jumped up on me and licked me. She is all puppy but beautiful. I named her Baby. She is a blue merle. Well we have been together since September 19.
She has learned to sit perfect by verbal or hand signals. She loves fetching the ball and last Saturday caught her first frisbee. Today was the day I have been waiting on though. I take her to work with me just like Bo and everybody has ask me when are you going to teach her to carry stuff to the register. I told them I didn't know if that would ever happen again.
Well today I grabbed a bag and started to walk and I felt it slip out of my hand. I looked down and guess where it was? Baby had it in her mouth and headed to the register. All the employees were coming out of the isles to see her. The store manager saw her coming and he had a tear in his eye heck everybody had a tear in their eye. You could feel Bo's spirit fill the store. It was like he was paying a visit from heaven. I know I will see him again one day on the other side running through green pastures. Until then I got a great lil girl filling his paws.