Monday, July 12, 2010

For Miller.....

Dear Friends and Family,

Not a lot to report this week, especially compared to last week.

It rained here for much of the week relieving us of the scorching heat we've been having. It was a nice change.

Jimi was ready to list his house with the realtor and met with them on Tuesday. By the time they left, Jimi had four to five pages of suggested repairs/touch ups/changes to be made. They included everything from painting and weed whacking, to rearranging furniture. He spent the next five days fulfilling the list. I helped Saturday and Sunday, but otherwise worked on my family tree and other things. As of today, the house will finally officially be listed for sale with a licensed realtor on the MLS. Wish us luck!

I am very sad to report that on Friday morning we put Miller down and then buried him in one of his favorite places. Here is a little something I wrote about him:

Miller, a black lab mix nearly 16 years old in human years and 108 in dog years, lived the life of many dogs. He stood by Jim’s side, following him all over the country and beyond: from the West to the East and even North through Canada.

He lived for the adventure doing everything from back country snow boarding, sitting in the passenger seat of a single prop airplane just as if he were going for a ride in the truck, climbing nearly half of every 14,000 foot mountain in Colorado, sailing proud with a watchful eye, commercial fishing in Alaska, and more. Miller loved life and he proved it by living beyond what was expected of him. He adapted to any situation he was in and dealt with it as though he were expecting it. We will miss his companionship, we will miss him barking at Jimi and I when we tried to hug or even stood too close to one another, we will miss his smile when we walked through the door (yes, he smiled), and we will miss his “I’m so happy to see you” howl and his tail knocking everything off the coffee table as it wagged.

There are no words to express the deep love Jimi and Miller had for each other, nor are there words to express how hard it was to see him go, but we knew it was time. We will always remember Miller and his adventurous spirit. He will live in our hearts forever.

Good bye lil’ buddy; Rest peacfully now on your mountain!

Love Everybody,
Lorie & Jimi

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