Tuesday, January 20, 2015

look down...

Last night our beautiful old boy Brimmer passed away quietly in his sleep
(under the grapefruit tree)

Brimmer (aka bimmy, bimster, B-boy)
- the prime of his life - he was one handsome hound!

Brimmer was born in the year 2000 - and came into our lives as an eight week old puppy

He was a prince among hounds

B-boy he was a gentle man: courageous, unflappable,
a hound of reserve and fierce intelligence

The bimster believed his role was to chase away storms
and let strangers know they had been seen

we always joked that bimmy didn't mind little children 
"...as long as you smother the little buggers in sauce to help 'em slide down the gullet..."
(and then he would smile as if to say 'just joking.... NOT")

He loved to come for a walk around the farm
(but only when his humans were with him... he didn't like to wander alone)

He had a stink that had to be smelled to be believed
(he was one smelly hound!)

He was totally devoted to family life

Farmer Phil and I both loved him dearly
(he was our first baby)

Our kids loved him with a passion
(he was their introduction to the wonderful world of dawg)
and he loved them back
(even without the sauce)

Over the past year his health declined dramatically
he was almost totally blind, partially deaf, a bit muddle-headed, and had mobility issues
he developed prostate problems and then cancer

we made him as comfortable as we could
(he didn't appear to be in pain - indeed he seemed quite cheerful,
in a muddled kind of way - right the end)
we gave him treats and hugs and tried to make every moment special

we knew this day was coming - as it does for all living things - but we still feel sad

We buried Brimmer near where he laid himself to rest

Sassy penned him a note to sit beside his body

EJ made a grave top tribute in flowers and stones

we will miss that dear hound

brimmer, honey and tiggy-tiggy
make a hound hill
jan 7 2015

this is our last piccie of bimmy-boy

farewell sweet prince



  1. He was a good age but it's always so sad when they go, you seem to be always looking for them, and then realizing they are not there,

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your special canine friend. Sorry for your loss, but happy for the riches he gave you.

  3. How sad when a pet who is such a beloved member of the family dies. It sounds like you have lots of fond memories of Brimmer, and such lovely tributes your children made for his resting place. May his muddled but cheerful self rest in peace...

  4. Farewell, good Brimmer! Rest in peace in the place you loved. Love and peace to those who loved you so much.

  5. awwww, geeesh ronnie, so sweet a dawg story ... what a fine boy was your dear Brimmer.
    And how very kind of him to pass along to Dawgdom all on his own - if only it were so for all.
    Them thats above got themselves another good one in their ranks. Hope you're all doing ok ....

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your loved dog. xx


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