Friday, April 24, 2009

Yeller the Mountain Cur

I don't have a picture to go with my post today. The reason is because my post is dedicated to Yeller the Mountain Cur that belonged to Suz, Jason and the kids. He passed away during the night last night.

Alayna had played with him on Wednesday and he was fine, but when Jason went to feed him yesterday, he was not well. Wouldn't eat, wouldn't stand up, panting, etc. He took him to the animal emergency room and they gave him some fluids and a shot, but he was too sick. The doctor's best "guess" was that he had gotten into some poison. That's not likely because Suz and Jason live out in the woods away from anyone and they haven't used any poison on anything. The doctor then said that with all the rain we've had there are a lot of wild mushrooms growing that are poisonous and that he may have eaten one of those. We'll never know.

Yeller was a squirrel dog. Jason got him to take him to the hunting land to hunt. He really ended up being the family pet. Although, as the old saying goes, that dog could hunt. And that dog could run. And run. And run. And run. I'm not kidding when I tell you that he could run for miles. When we would go to the hunting land and ride the four-wheelers, Yeller would follow the riders. He'd run every step of the way, really no matter how far it was. Occasionally, one of us would bring him back from a long ride on the front of one of the four-wheelers, but that was not very often. He would rather run than ride. He was so playful too. I saw him when I went for Eli's birthday last week. Eli and I were out blowing bubbles and Yeller caught a glimpse of the bubbles and he wanted to chase them too. When Reid went to feed him, he'd much rather play than eat. He always appeared to me to be such a humble dog. Not proud or cocky of what he knew his talents were. I know that sounds kinda funny. I can't really explain what I mean. It's amazing the way animals tug on your heart strings.

The Parks are sad today. I'm sad too. I think I'll pay Bandit (my Jack Russell) a little extra attention.

9 comments:

funky bag freak said...

I'm so sorry, that's a terrible loss.

Nana said...

That is very sad. Animal do tug at your heart strings. I don't look forward to the day my dog goes.

Theresa said...

I am sorry too! Animals become a member of the family and it is sad when they go:( Especially for the little kids! Get another one quick Suzanne and that will help! Love you! Still coming this afternoon, call me if something comes up.

barbo said...

I am so sorry about your loss, my scott still gries over his dog he lost years ago. maybe a replacement. i love yall

Cindy Lou said...

Oh I am so sorry for the passing of the Parks family pet!! I know how that is...We have had many pet funerals! Bradley always would insist that we give them a proper going away! Well I know that if something were to happen to our dog that we have now it would be really hard!! Try to have a good day! Lots of Love!

wendy said...

It is sooo hard to loose a pet. Our last dog, a cocker spaniel, died in my arms and I sobbed. He is buried under the apple tree in the back yard, with our other dog Seeko,----I may end up there as well, my kids threaten.

kim banks / savannah gourmet said...

so sad - i'm sorry to hear - when my dog died i could barely function for a day or two - it was really weird... take care - you need a weekend on tybee!

doublegranny said...

I am sorry about the dog too!!!I'll pray for all of them tonight. He is in dog heaven anyway. Maybe a replacement will help but they will still have memories of him. So sorry!!! Love ya'll

Serendipit-Us said...

Oh Kelly....what a terrible loss! You did such an amazing job "paying homage" to Yeller. You truly have SUCH a way with words (even when you don't think you're expressing yourself clearly...smiles). I don't know if there's some strange (and sad) pet loss phenomenon happening, but it seems so many people I know are losing their beloved, furry friends.
Hugs!
Kimberly