|Well Rascal was a very special Dog, he was found in a cardboard box at a Farmer's Market in rural Alberta, he was eight weeks old and even then in my mind and my heart he just stood out from his Brother's and Sister's. I knew nothing about the Blue Heeler, but would learn over the years, about how smart, how strong, how loyal, how loving and how wonderful they really are. Rascal passed away on June/08/2009, and I now know how someone feels when they lose a child that they love with all their heart. In his life, he flew to northern Ontario and ate wild Blue Berries off the bush, belly surfed on the west coast at Long Beach, and swam in a whole lot of places in between. Rascal loved the water, he loved riding with me on the air mattress, or just moving rocks on the bottom of the lake or river he was in. He would and did many times spend more time in the water than out of it when we went to the lake, and he never seemed to get enough of it. How do you describe someone so special and dear to you, that has been in your life and been such a blessing to you. He was a Dog that loved to snuggle, loved to wrestle, and loved to play. When I did a BBQ he would lay right there as he knew there was always something on the grill for him as well, and he never complained if it was too well done, or not done enough. He kept the two cats in line, if they ever tried to scratch anywhere but on the scratching post he would stop them, if they started fighting he would go over and split them up, but he never hurt them or any other animal. He did what all of us humans are supposed to do, he loved unconditionally, he never held a grudge and always had a kiss for anyone who would take one. The pain of his passing is strong, and yet worth going through to have had someone so special even for a short period of time. You will be missed, you will always be loved, and you will never be forgotten Rascal Bear.|
Rascal's People Parent(s), Kevin, would appreciate knowing you have visited their Rascal's Memorial Residency.