Friday, September 26, 2008

Bink the Stink

As long as I'm not posting about gardening, I'd like to share a small sadness.

Bink Smith, the fuzzball you may recognize from the background of many a garden photo, passed on this week.

Despite her love for pulling broccoli plants up by the roots and eating only the ripest tomatoes off the vine, Bink was a serene presence in the garden, as everywhere else in our lives.

Before she went, we had time for one more round of "chase the water", a game she loved albeit one I wasn't always happy with, especially when the field of play was a brittle squash vine. And she got one last shot at catching that rat in the shed. No success, but the hunt was always the best part.

She was a good dog and we miss her lots.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We miss her, too! So sorry to hear this and we are thinking of you.

September 26, 2008 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

It's always harder to lose a pet than you realize it will be. Something I've been thinking about now that the Emma is firmly into her double digits. I'm sorry for your loss of Bink.

September 26, 2008 2:45 PM  
Blogger Tina Vaziri said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! Pets are such special members of the family.

September 26, 2008 3:07 PM  
Blogger Matt & Carrie said...

Sorry for your loss. She looks like a sweet little gal.

September 26, 2008 4:27 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

A dog's only fault? They don't live as long as we do.

Sorry about your gardening buddy. Bink sounded like a real treat.

September 30, 2008 12:21 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Bink was a super-cool doggie who seemed perpetually in motion. We will miss her friendly, fuzzy face.

Our thoughts are with you & Cynthia.

October 3, 2008 9:53 AM  
Blogger lindamc said...

What a great tribute to Miss Bink! She was a very special little lady.

October 23, 2008 4:54 PM  
Blogger Asparagirl said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

December 15, 2008 1:48 PM  

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