It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to an old friend. Mr. Boo passed away this week. If you have read this entire blog, you will know that Mr. Boo lived on Bee Haven Acres Farm with Becky and Mike, my husband's sister and brother-in-law.
Mr. Boo was a deaf, white and black border collie who understood sign language. In his prime, he loved to play frisbee and would patiently "wait his turn" while his sister took her turn to catch the frisbee. So many games of catch during the years had worn Mr. Boo's teeth down to little stumps. Mr. Boo "worked" every single day of his adult life...afterall, somebody had to keep everyone in line! Even up to the very end, he would hobble over to our Maddie (twice his size), bear his teeth and stand there forcing Maddie to show her respect (which she always did...she always bowed her head to him and stood very still...allowing him to be "top dog"). If you had the chance to witness this scene, you would understand that although Mr. Boo meant business, his demeanor was gentle and it almost seemed that in bearing his teeth he was actually smiling. He would stand perfectly still and "smile" as if to say "I've got it all under control, here."
Mr. Boo rests now beneath the branches of a Japanese maple tree...a fitting headstone for a wise soul. We will forever remember your smile, Mr. Boo, as we watch that tree grow through the years. We pray that wherever you are now, there are lots of frisbees!