Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In a hay field ~ The Chronicles of Buck ~ Part Three

Feel free to catch up on part one and part two of Buck’s story.

As we drove away from my mom’s house the dust rolled off the dirt road and the tears rolled down my face. I couldn’t imagine leaving him. Buck just had a way to your heart. All my thoughts were on him and the times that we had already had together.Buck feeding

He was with us from nearly the beginning of our relationship. He went everywhere with Lineman and me andBuck feeding 2 he was such a huge part of our life.Buck feeding 3

He was always there at feeding time, always riding in the truck. Always ready for play and hugs.

Buck with Russ Buck dressed up He graciously put up with me dressing him up. I even cut up an old pair of Wranglers, cut a hole for his tail, attached suspenders and, and, and…. and man I feel bad about that now! Buck and us One last picture of the three of us. It was time to say good bye. Buck Waving

As if he knew, he sat back and waved goodbye to us. I think back to that day we said good bye to him. I wonder if he was sad? I wonder if he had any clue what was about to happen? I wonder if he thought his days of being dressed up were over. I wonder if he thought about his future. The rides. The hikes. The sticks, oh the sticks. The killdeer he would chase. The people he would meet. The eggs he would eat.

So, as I drove down that country road, the tears flowed down my cheek.

But looking back at it now, to see it more clearly, to see how great his future would be, to see how he would add joy to my mom’s life, to see he would have a life not many dogs have, I would have been crying, but it would have been tears of joy.

To be continued…


♥Rocío♥ said...

OMGodness, I just read part 1, 2, & 3
BUCK stole my heart!!!

Sneaky Momma said...

How sweet is the love between a dog and his person. :)
Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog today. I feel so much better. Bless your heart, I'll take my life as a tennis widow any day. :)

He And Me + 3 said...

I cannot wait for part 4...Omgosh...what happens? He is just precious! Love the waving picture.

Sharon said...

I loved the waving picture.
Can't wait for more of this story.
They do know how to steal your heart.
happy Tuesday.

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying the continuing saga of Buck. There's always one special dog that stands out above the others and they'll live forever in our hearts.

Darcie said...

Oh girl, I am crying over here!!! That last picture of him is so precious.

Anonymous said...

What a dog! He and Clem never did see quite eye to eye though did they?? LOL!!


quite an author you are!!

carrielt said...

Carin that is a wonderful post. And that costume! I'm sure Trixie would let me do that...okay maybe not.

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

ahh, i can't read this without getting misty-eyed!

Anonymous said...

I am loving each and every word of the "Chronicles of Buck". The photos are so magical. I'm holding my breath for Part Four.

chili pepper said...

Oh, you make me teary eyed just thinking about it. I can't wait to hear the next part.