Saturday, July 31, 2010

We will miss you Bechler.

Bechler, 4/17/2000 to 7/30/2010

We had only been in Butte, MT a few hours when we received a call from Michelle’s mom stating that something was seriously wrong with our oldest dog Bechler. Michelle’s mom had graciously offered to watch our boyz while we were in Butte for a weekend of racing and we take comfort in knowing that our dogs get lots of attention while staying with Michelle’s mom. It truly hurts that we were not there for Bechler’s last moments but it helps to know that he was with Michelle’s mom and not in a kennel.

We had just finished dinner in Butte when we found out that Bechler had passed and our immediate thoughts were to get home as soon as possible which might sound strange since nothing could be done at that point. We simply wanted to get home so that we could be at the vet’s office at 9am and say our last goodbyes to Bechler.

Bechler lived most of his life in Teton Valley, ID and loved all of our outdoor activities. Most of all, he simply loved being with us. We will miss finding random socks on the bedroom floor that he stole from the laundry, the 6am wakeup kisses, the way he would pull on our mittens during winter hikes, and the way that he would suddenly tear around the backyard with surprising bursts of energy for a dog of 10+ years. We love you Bechler dog.



13 comments:

Chris said...

Sorry to hear that Dave :( Hope Bechler is playing outdoors somewhere awesome now.

joel bingham said...

we always remember good camp fires and great dogs.....

Buzz said...

Oh Man!...so sorry to hear that Dave.

'Man's best friend' is no joke. We humans should be so patient and strong.

I lost my best friend ever.... Rocko... 6 months ago ....still see his *ghost* everyday.

:-(

Buzz

Melissa said...

We're so sorry Dave. :(
Those pictures you posted are great.:)
RIP Bechler

solitaire said...

I am so sorry, Dave. Our dogs become so much a part of us...

Dave said...

Ski patrol Dave told me what happened earlier today.

My deepest condolences.

Robin said...

I was so sorry to hear about this on Friday night in Butte. My deepest sympathies are with you guys. Losing a pet is so tough. Hang in there.

LyndaW said...

So sorry to hear about Bechler.

It just wasn't your weekend to race...

JenyJo said...

love your way, dave and michelle....

so sorry to hear about bechler.

jj

Rick LaBelle said...

Sending love, my man. You are right: he is lying in a creek with Targhee now, young & smiling!

Vito said...

Very sorry to hear this news. The love and companionship of a dog is enormous and their loss leaves a big hole.

Anonymous said...

It's never easy to say goodbye to a good pal like Bechler. RIP.
Hugs,
Jill, Andy & Cora

Cellarrat said...

so sorry to hear!!

buddies like that occupied such a big space in our hearts!!