In Honor of Peabody






I adopted Peabody from AARF in January 1998. He was 2 Ĺ then and I have had the most wonderful 13 years with him.

He passed away yesterday,12/20/2011, and I wanted you to know. Here is one of the MANY pictures of this wonderful dog. He will be missed!

It should be noted that the first day I had Peabody, I took him to PetSmart and he rode around inside the cart with me and I had a family come right up to me and ask me if that was Peabody because they were on the waiting list for him and they were so bummed that they didnít get him! There are so many wonderful stories about him.

I took him with me EVERYWHERE and he met so many of the people in my life that EVERYONE knows Peabody. He is a rock star in his own right. I never had him on a leash, he never ran away, he slept on all beds and all chairs until he was too old to get on anything but the kids beanbag chairs. He wandered into every family picture regardless of whose family the picture was of and always had a smile on his face. He was the best dog ever and I really believe they broke the mold when Peabody was made!!!




Dogs In Heaven?

An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in, it was nice grassy, woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven" he said. The old man was happy and started in with his dog following him. The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed, I'm sorry but he can't come with you."

"What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If he can't come in, then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life, I can't desert him now."

"Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his area, he'll promise you anything, but the dog can't go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll spend Eternity on this road."

So the old man and dog went on. They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. "S'cuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?"

"Of course, there's some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable"

"You're sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed anywhere."

"Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?"

"No sir, that's why I didn't go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in.
We'll be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too, and that's final."

The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."

"You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that fellow down the road said they weren't?"

"That was the Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life long companion for a comfortable place to stay. They soon find out their mistake, but then it's too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he separate them in death?"
Author Unknown