Thursday, May 28, 2009

In Memoriam

Yesterday was a sad day for the H.B. Arnett family. Due to failing health and old age Queenie was put to sleep yesterday. She's been a part of our family landscape for so long that I'm not sure it's quite sunk in yet.

Penee, cried (which has only happened approx. 3 other times in her life). H.B. found a perfect spot of ground for the perfect doggie grave. He's informed me that he's placed a potted plant there to mark the spot. I'll go over today and take a picture to post.

Queenie was the best little dog ever, she had boundless energy and a gave lots of love to everyone (whether you wanted her to or not!). She was known to jump up on your bed during sleepovers and lick faces at the most inopportune moments. Mostly she was Penee's best friend. They went on drives, just the two of them, played hide and seek, and took many walks. It's possible that Mom loved her more than any of her natural children, as evidenced by the fact that Queenie always got the best Mom had to offer. Expensive haircuts, special meals, and back rubs. H.B. always joked that Penee was lobbying to have her sealed to our family. She was definitely a good little addition to it.

We'll all miss her very much, but are glad that she is no longer blind, unable to eat and in pain.

If you have any memories of Queenie you'd like to share, please leave them in the comments.

11 comments:

Devry said...

i remember when we had sleep overs and i would hear her come running down the hall (her tag making the noise) and i would want to hurry and close the door, obviously i warmed up to her in later years...she was such a great dog and I'm very sad she is gone.

DAOUD KHAN said...

Classic memory: Queenie at our wedding wearing a little white veil pinned to her head.

You are already missed little friend

Unknown said...

I only met Queenie once and it was after she had lost her sight. I think I scared her. I didn't know she was blind. :( Sorry for your (or/and Penee's) loss.

lacy lee said...

When she was a hyper young pup, I challenged Kelli to lay down on the floor to face a Queenie attack. The first one of us to get up lost. Queenie bit her ear and she still bears the scar!

Once I was swinging in the hammock and Queenie ran to jump up on me but hit the side of the hammock in an upswing and fell backwards.

I loved watching mom play hide and seek with her, how she bit at the red sores on mom's ankles...I will miss her!

KA said...

That is the worst news! I'm so sorry.

Dana said...

I remember once my parent's doggie sat Queenie and she followed Larry around the entire two days or however long it was because he was the one person in the house that wanted nothing to do with her. She won him over in the end. In fact I think she slept on his side of the bed. She was a great dog and will be missed.

cs said...

I just spoke with your Mom and feel so sad. Queenie had a good life with your family. I am crying.

Anonymous said...

Here's my Queenie memory. Grandpa Alfred used to treat her better than everyone else. Oh, wrong Queenie.

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry, we'll miss her.

Cindy B said...

I'm sure sorry to hear about Queenie. I remember when your mom took her for a walk and they stopped by our house, right after my cat had kittens. She took one look at Queenie and was ready for a fight!

Other than that, my kids just loved her! She was such a sweet little dog.

Justin said...

Wow I can't believe she's finally gone. First Michael Jackson and now this.

She was the bounciest, liveliest little dog and was truly a fun companion to see at your mom's side. She would always sit quietly on our porch while your mom visited with mine inside.

We'll miss you, little Queenie!