Sunday, November 10, 2013

Smile Because It Happened

Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door this cool November morning. It  has been a rough couple of weeks here, but I am getting through it. Thanks for the prayers, the e-mails, and all the pm's during this hard time, and I am trying hard to Smile because it happened and not cry because it is over.
Get a cup of coffee and let me tell you about my boy. He was a God send to me about this time almost 7 years ago. My Hillary was getting old, Curtis had gone into the Nursing Home, and I didn't want to come home to an empty house, so I began my quest for a young rottie. I didn't want a puppy, as Hillary had driven me crazy going through the puppy stage. I asked God to send me the right dog. I finally narrowed it down to three and called my wonderful vet, Dr JoAnn Hibbs. She said, "I don't like the sound of any of them. Give me some time and don't do anything." The next morning my phone rang, and it was Renee, the girl we had bought Hillary from.  Now, Renee doesn't part with her dogs. (She raised one litter of puppies, of which Hill was one, and was so picky about the homes they were going to, she never did another litter) She had bought Dasko to show and he hadn't gotten big enough, and she was willing to give him to me!!!!!Later she said she didn't know what came over her as she never parted with her dogs. NEVER. My response was, it was a God thing and she couldn't have changed it if she wanted too! So, from November through December, he came to visit me. New Years Day 2008, he moved in. What a gift he was. We bonded immediately, he was 4&1/2, well behaved, good mannered, and a perfect dog. He was my constant companion. He loved everyone and almost everyone loved him.
He thought everyone who came Through My Back Door, came to see him, and to tell the truth a lot of folks did.
I want to share some pictures with some of his friends, and some pictures that are special to me.
I am not wanting this to be a sad post, but a thankful one. I am thankful to have been owned by him for 6&1/2 years. I am thankful I got to share him with you readers and so many of you have said you felt like he was your dog too. Thank you.
The center of everything!lol
I call this the guilty Rottweiller, he had just eaten one of Karens mug mat' was his blanket)
At the cookie swap.
Wanted to take a ride and wouldn't get out until I took him for one! He loved to go.
Hey Mom, take my picture.
This is one of my favorites, I call it "Surveying His Kingdom". He ran this path everyday along the creek. It was okay it was his property. Last week he stood outside and looked down to the barn, like "I sure wish I could do that one more time."
Those are my feet, he is laying by. This was at a jewelry party.
This is Angela Phillips with him.(Thru Nana's Window)
This is his last picture. Carol came and spent two whole days with us. They had a special bond, as she had lost both of her dogs this year. Thank you Carol, for always being there for me.
Mary and Dottie were here to welcome him home from the hospital. Shirley was too, but she didn't get in the picture. (This wasn't posed, I just snapped it as they were comforting him)
I had the best picture of him and Sharon and can't find it. I loved the way he was looking at her in it!
Well I am grateful you let me share my Dasko with you and I am glad you came Through My Back Door, although it is lonely right now, where life is still good.
PS:It has taken me several days to do this post. I am still broken hearted
PSS: Renee who gave him to me, Laura who boarded him at doggy camp, and my vet Dr Hibbs, have all cried tears with me, I thank them because they understand how deep the hurt is
PSSS: You have no idea how your messages have helped. Trace I love the little woolen angel and she is watching over this household in the living room. Thank you all for your  prayers


  1. What a beautiful tribute to Dasko. I surely enjoyed his greetings and the way he warmed my feet. He is on the other side of the rainbow bridge watching over you still.

  2. Beautiful tribute to Dasko, and yes celebrate because it happened. I hope you find another companion to fill the void and keep you company.

  3. I know you are still hurting! It is so hard. Maybe in a little while...a new little dog could help (a little ) fill the void. I am sorry. Praying for you.


  4. What a beautiful dog. I am so sorry about your loss.

  5. He was and is still well loved. In his pictures, He looked like he was always grinning from ear to ear- such a beautiful and majestic dog. You can see his huge lovable heart in each picture. God certainly picked him especially for you! Perfect dog for a beautiful and loving friend. Big hugs and lots of prayers, my friend. I love you lots!


  6. Oh Betty, lovely tribute to such a beautiful boy, you gave me tears of joy reading how much you loved each other.....You were blessed to have the love of a wonderful dog as Dasko, Blessings Francine.

  7. God Bless Betty..Thinking of you and your little man..

  8. Oh Betty tears in my eyes. Lovely tribute! Amy

  9. What a beautiful post! Anyone who visited your blog knew you and Dasko were family. Such lovely memories....cherish your pics and "smile because happened". Blessings my friend!

  10. I had a big ole smile on my face when I got done looking at the pictures Betty. However I still feel the sadness in your words and know exactly how you feel.

    I love how you say at the beginning "smile because it happened and don't cry because it's over."

    Keep encouraged dear friend.

  11. He was such a part of this blog and through you touched a lot of us! The pictures brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. Praying for you friend!
    Be blessed,

  12. I'm so sorry about Dasko but am so glad I had the chance to meet him! I know what a special companion he was to you. Hoping the days ahead get easier. Thinking of you.

  13. Dear Betty,
    I'm so sorry about your loss. I know that it seems lonely without your sweet companion when you go through your back door. I still miss our Heidi. Dear pet are like family. In my heart I believe that we will have them again in our heavenly home one day.
    I am sending love and prayers. Hugs, Lura

  14. Morning Prayer Buddy
    You are still in my prayers friend.
    So happy you had special times with your friend.
    What a blessing was your boy.
    A special furry angel from God.
    Sending you a giant hug.
    Lots of love too.

  15. I think a lot of our hearts broke with you when we heard you had to say goodbye to sweet Dasko. You gave him a great life, he was so lucky to have you as his mom. Hugs to you Betty....

  16. Oh Betty, I have been thinking of you. What a wonderful story of Dasko!!!! Sadly, we really do lose our furry babies too soon. Dasko was a wonderful companion! He is loved by all! Hugs! OLM

  17. My dear friend, I know how heartbroken you must be feeling. I thank Dasko for being the bond that brought us together when we were looking for a puppy after I lost our Rosie. (I still think about her all the time.) I just have a feeling that God will fill the void soon with another furry friend to call your own. Hugs to you, Dawn

  18. My prayers are with you and so are my hugs. Love u, Miss Betty.

  19. So glad you had all that time together. What a Blessing. Praying that God will send you another special companion. Blessings, Trisha

  20. Betty, it's a beautiful love that we have for our furry family members and it's evident from your pictures that you both had a wonderful life together. Sending hugs to you.


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