Thursday, September 2, 2010
Saying goodbye to a Great Friend : Annie Eby.
When I was 11 years old midway through a softball tournament my sister and I somehow convinced my parents that TODAY was the day we wanted to get a dog. (We'd been planning/begging/scheming for this puppy for a very long time) and I'm pretty sure there was a bet involved. Something to the effect of - if you win the softball tournament you can get a puppy... AWESOME motivation! To say the least, we won and to the farm we went to pick out our Lhasa Apso from the litter! We were torn between an all white little boy pup or a rambunctious red headed girl pup...thankfully we picked the redhead and the next day on the way home from the tournament she would be ours!
For all the memories which there are many many more, it all boils down to the fact that the dog we often gripped about and drug our feet each time she begged to go out to drink water in the rain or eat snow off the "path" shoveled deck in the frigid winter months, she was a wonderful friend to our family. She was the star of many family photos and had the spirit and fiery nature of an irish girl that we all came to love.
Even in her last days it was apparent she was a fighter and stubborn just like the rest of the Fitzgerald's. Which only means we raised her right and she knew she was loved so very much. Goodbye to a great friend who we shared 15 yrs of great memories with and the best dog a family could have ever picked that Memorial day weekend so many years ago!
Sleep Tight Annabelle Eby you were so loved and very much missed!